My absolute boyhood hero. A shining light to my Dad's generation coming home from the war and rebuil... - Mike France An inspiration and a sporting legend RIP Nat - Helen There will never be a Bolton legend in the making for what Nat did for our club. RIP Lion King. - Dave H walking in a Wanderers wonderland. Like many others, I was lucky enough to have met him on a number of occasions and he was without dou... - Tony Cornwell - Bolton Rest in Peace Nat Lofthousethankyou for the saturday afternoons I spent watching you from the emban... - - Ann Rita Norris[Bolton] I met Nat a few times down the years but never saw him play unfortunately. I will always remember th... - Andy Massey Rest in piece Nat, a true gentleman. Gone but never forgotten. - James Davies I am so glad to have the opportunity to pay tribute to a man who was my hero in a lifetime in which ... - Tony Williams A true legend in every sense of the word and gentleman. Will be greatly missed. - The Kirkpatrick family The man the presence the true Bolton Wanderer R.I.P. you are in our prayers God Bless you Nat . - The Watson Family Please may I offer my condolences to BWFC and Nat's family at this sad time My boyhood heroes growi... - Mike Edwards (A Blackpool supporter) He was and always will be a Bolton legend. His record as a player is outstanding, but nothing in com... - Paul Scully (Bolton Fan exiled in London) To a true legend and an inspiration to many a footballer past, present and future. R.I.P Nat Lofthou... - John Foster Had the honour to meet Nat on several occasions through BWSA. A more genuine gentleman I have never ... - Gareth Robinson, Chairman Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association This is a section from a letter which I sent to Nat in 2009 after finally joining the Lifeline draw ... - Sue Rowland nat sadly played before my life but he helped bolton wanderes top the place we are now hopefully we ... - christian watson I saw nat in his last 3 seasons as a 12-15 year old,I have never to this day seen anyone who could ... - Roy Barker & Family& Norman Gleave Great memories of Nat. He will never be forgotten. - A 92-year-old supporter Deepest condolences to all the family, never met the great man myself but feel I have with all the g... - Jon Edwards ( Bryan Edwards Grandson) Best goal ratio in a England shirt. Mr Bolton through and through. R.I.P. - Alastair Gauld


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.