I started watching BWFC in 1961, so sadly just missed seeing you play, although must have seen you i... - Annette D. (Lifelong Bolton fan) You were an inspiration for people like me. There will never be another nat lofthouse. The lion of v... - Jamie Kirkman Lifelong Bolton Fan Hope the fellow upstairs gives you your knighthood, you deserved it long ago. Hope you bump into my... - Walt A passage paraphrased from his biography. Made me cry today when my daughter read it to me. "It'... - Jason Flynn "did you ever know that your my hero your everything i would like to be" R.I.P. SIR NAT GOD B... - BYROM Daubhill R.I.P Nat you'll be forever missed.,true legend! Condolences go to his family. - Mark O'Hara (Bolton supporter) We were lucky enough to have Nat Lofthouse come to the Lion of Vienna pub, Chorley Old Road to hand ... - James Hall Legend!! - Matt bagnall I was unfortuante to never see Sir Nat play but my grandads told me storys about him. I'm sure you ... - Jack Haigh (Season Ticket Holder) Nat Lofthouse played before my time, but I grew up with his name being synonymous with a golden era ... - Chris Bissett (A Southend supporter) The legend, Nat Lofthouse, trained to run through brick walls, keep the ball and score! I am too you... - Andy Morrison (White for life) A True Gentleman. Real footballer who will be sadly missed - John goulden Sir Nat, always will be to Bolton fans. A true legend and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. - Chris Williams A great, respected man who took the trouble to respond in writing to my late father, which I know he... - Chris Gregory This is a very sad time for any Wanderers and football fan. We will miss you Nat. You were everythin... - Phil Heys REST IN PEACE SIR NAT, A TRUE BOLTON LEGEND AND WILL BE SADLEY MISSED ALL OVER THE WORLD. R.I.P... - JOHN CORK ( BOLTON & DUBLIN) Sad to hear of your passing, but thanks for the memories. - David Nightingale (Wirral) Rest in peace sir 'NAT' a true legend and big big loss to all who live in bolton. - Aidy Bolton Fan To me Nat Lofthouse was Bolton Wanderers. He stayed loyal to the club through thick and thin . I ca... - Roderick Mark-Bell My condolences to the Lofthouse family at this sad time. I wasn't fortunate enough to see him ... - Brian Gilbert Romford

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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.