Nat Lofthouse, a true Boltonian born and bred. A great centre forward who defenders would dread. A t... - Damien Stanworth Nat lofthouse was a brick of a footballer. Brave. Loyal. Giving. A true clubman and the heartbeat of... - Jeff Prestidge Simply the greatest servant the club has ever had, a true Bolton and england legend. u make me proud... - luke (bolton fan) We will never see the like again. A true legend. RIP Nat - PC, Wakefield Nat played before my time, so my lasting memories of him are in his many other roles at Bolton. It ... - Simon Yates I watched Nat from the late fifties until his retirement [which nearly broke my heart !!] I also ha... - Keith Wilcox 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) May I take this sad time to offer my condolences to you and Nat's family. This man proved loyalt... - Garry Jones Condolences to Nat Lofthouse's family and friends - he was a hero and will always be remembered. - Annik Taylor, Lancaster Lofty now resides in Heaven. What a man, a legend, inspiration. Sad news now but let's celebrate ... - Gareth Jess My absolute boyhood hero. A shining light to my Dad's generation coming home from the war and rebuil... - Mike France Will never be forgotten, Everything else has been said. - David B (Lifelong BWFC Fan) May the Lion of Vienna live on in our hearts and above us and watch the mighty Wanderers play the wa... - Aimee G A true man and player who always kept on fighting. A huge inspiration to young and old and one of th... - Daniel Whitehouse Never did get the knighthood he truly deserved. What about a statue outside the town hall? A great m... - Tony Grimshaw As a schoolboy Nat was my childhood hero. My family left Bolton in 1952 to live near Wolverhampton. ... - Derek Ogden Rest in Peace Nat Lofthousethankyou for the saturday afternoons I spent watching you from the emban... - - Ann Rita Norris[Bolton] I would just like to say thanks for all the memories. The first game that I saw was v Man City in 19... - Keith Lofthouse Rest in peace Nat (Mr Bolton Wanderers). A true Legend and Gentleman. Good night and God Bless. - Karan Sanderson A Bolton Wanderers legend and true gentleman. Condolences go to his family and friends. Rest in Peac... - The Whiteley 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.