Your legend will live on forever in the hearts of all Bolton Wanderers supporters. Rest in peace Nat... - Neil Jones (Bolton) Met him a couple of times - a true gentleman and a genuine legend. On his 80th birthday, he was i... - Pete, Diane, Matthew and Ben Vickers Legend. going to be madly missed R.I.P - Matthew Barlow A true Boltonian , a true legend and a true inspiration .Thanks for the memories - Trevor Peacock Great sorrow on hearing of the death of a true hero. Nat (and many others of his time) was proud ... - Derek Headley (Bridlington) Unfortunately I never got to watch Nat play but I remember early on as a boy as I started to get int... - Matthew Burkmar RIP Nat Lofthouse OBE A true gentleman and a Bolton Wanderers Legend. - Lee James ( A BWFC supporter) A Bolton Wanderers legend. Condolences go to his family and friends. Rest in Peace. - andrew gillbanks NAT played and managed before my time, but i still grew up knowing who he was and what he did for bo... - Alan Booth Nat you were one of the most generous, kind hearted people that I have ever met. I consider myself t... - Carolyn McGuffie Mr Bolton through and through was our Nat. From player to scout to Manager to President. A Bolton Wa... - Tommy To young to watch Nat play but old enough to appreciate the work he carried out for the club and lov... - Alex Bridge (Bolton) You may be gone, but your `Roar` will endure!! The `Lion of Vienna` will always be remembered. - Scott Lythgoe A truly great man, and player, will be missed but never forgotten.. R I P big man - Colin Hamblett (Walkden) Terrible news the loss of a true gentleman, a great sportsman and a fine ambassador for the club and... - Brian Catterall Nat Lofthouse what a role model, what a player and what a legend! 30 goals for his country in 33 app... - Scott Smith A true gentleman and a legend, he gave his life to BWFC and he will be missed by all. Thoughts t... - zeela (Durham) Nat I did not know you but you were a gentlemen when I did have the pleasure of meeting you. You wer... - Paul T Nat lofthouse was a brick of a footballer. Brave. Loyal. Giving. A true clubman and the heartbeat of... - Jeff Prestidge A true legend in every sense of the word and gentleman. Will be greatly missed. - The Kirkpatrick family

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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.