Rest In Eternal Peace, Nat. A true gentleman & Bolton Wanderers Legend. You will be sadly missed by ... - Pauline Lomax I'll always remember the huge grin on Nat's face and the bear hug he shared with another Bolton grea... - Chris Baron Remember going down to Burnden in the 6 weeks holidays from school in the late 60s to watch the Wand... - Kevin Rainford. Mr Bolton Wanderers, Legend Sleep well Brave Lion Never Forgotten RIP - Ste Evans I was born a few weeks before Bolton won the Cup in 1958. I remember my Grand father and Uncle talk... - Philip Shuttleworth ( A Bolton supporter) Sincere condolences to all at Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Nat Lofthouse’s family. I was too y... - Ronnie Chaloner (Liverpool supporter) As a Stoke supporter I came home on Saturday elated at the result. I woke up on Sunday to the devast... - RIP Nat Lofthouse: a great player, as well as a loyal, modest and thoroughly decent man. - Ian Forsyth (A Chelsea supporter) A Boltonian and a Wanderer through and through. Every time I was lucky enough to meet you, you took ... - Ian Shuttleworth (#9) It was a pleasure to watch you play when I was a kid, it was a privelige to know you personally, and... - Brian Meadows (Wigan) "did you ever know that your my hero your everything i would like to be" R.I.P. SIR NAT GOD B... - BYROM Daubhill They say that no one player is bigger than the Club, but there is one who is the equal and that is ... - The JANSON Family Not Just An Amazing Footballer But A Good Honest Gentleman! Brought So Much To This Town Which Will ... - Owen (Farnworth) A very sad day for Bolton Wanderers, a true ambassador for the Club. Nat Lofthouse was a hero of my... - The Parkes' Family (York) I have been a season ticket holder since 1956 and Nat scored on my 1st visit to Burnden. I was fo... - Dave Thompson(Horwich) Footballer, sportsman, gentleman & legend. You loved Bolton and Bolton loved you. We’ll miss you but... - Steve Bryan I’m a life long Bolton fan of 28 years. I obviously never had the chance to see Nat play however ... - Christopher Higson Yes, Nat was a true gentleman, not that I ever met him, yet the people who talk about him, talk fond... - Ian Gregory (A Bolton fan who now lives in Portsmouth) A true legend of English football. An eternal name and born of Great Britains greatest generation. ... - Woody (Manchester City fan) REST IN PEACE BOLTON AND ENGLAND LEGEND.GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS THE LION OF VIENNA.R.I.P. NAT. - LEE

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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.