Sad to hear of your passing, but thanks for the memories. - David Nightingale (Wirral) It's not often you find a man of such character that he equals more than the sum of his parts, but L... - Stewart Bailey Incomparable RIP The Lion sleeps tonight - steve Rest in peace sir 'NAT' a true legend and big big loss to all who live in bolton. - Aidy Bolton Fan The Lion Sleeps Tonight, R.I.P. Mr Lofthouse, A more loyal and nicer man you could not meet. I am su... - The Simmons Family RIP Nat Lofthouse - Legend, role model & true gentleman you will be sadly missed & always rembered. - Garry Partington He was the lion The lion of Vienna He was the lion The pride of Lancashire There'll be other cen... - Danny Cunliffe Nat Lofthouse played long before I started to watch Bolton play back in the mid 70s, even then the p... - Tel Parsons Nat Lofthouse,true Boltonian born and bred,a great centre forward who defenders would dread. A true ... - Stuie (Leigh) A true gentleman and Bolton sad to hear of the loss, you will be missed, a true gentlem... - Bradshaw family BOLTON I first saw Nat playing for England on our black and white TV. Love at first sight, and a Bolton Wan... - Terry Smyth (Suffolk) I first saw Nat play in early 1958 when he was probably at his best, I have watched the Wanderers ev... - David Shallcross R.I.P Winner, O.B.E, Player, Legend Nathaniel Lofthouse - David The first game of football I watched was the 1958 cup final and have great memories of Nat Lofthouse... - David Davies I was only 7 when Nat brought the Cup back to Burnden Pk but my Dad knew all about it. He was a Bolt... - Alan Seddon Thank you Nat. You were a hero to me and many many others. You'll always be remembered. Rest in pea... - Keith Waterworth There is little I can add to the many fine words that have deservedly been written about this man. N... - Paul Smith (Spurs Odyssey) Never got to see him play, but what a true legend he was. R.I.P Nat Lofthouse. - Joshua George Sir Nat makes me proud to be a bolton supporter. for some reason i get good feeling everytime im the... - Robert Hurst (bolton wanderers fan) Nat , you were a legend , a hero and a true gentleman. I never saw you play but your impact on the ... - Sue (Nat Lofthouse Stand)


Nat Lofthouse OBE (27th August 1925 - 15th January 2011)

This site celebrates the life and career of one of English football's greatest and most legendary players, Nat Lofthouse OBE.

An England international, Lofthouse played his entire club career for his home town club, Bolton Wanderers, scoring 255 goals in 452 league appearances.

Capped 33 times by the Three Lions, Lofthouse picked up the nickname ‘the Lion of Vienna’ after his two goals against Austria and represented England in the 1954 World Cup.

Winning the FA Cup with Wanderers in 1958, Lofthouse is regarded as a Bolton club legend, with a statue dedicated to his achievements set to be unveiled ahead of the Queens Park Rangers game on Saturday 24th August, with proceedings starting at 10.30am with a number of former Wanderers players and Nat's family in attendance.