The Lion of Vienna So now in peace he lies at rest: the jewel in Bolton’s mighty crown. But the ... - Ann Walsh A Bolton Wanderers legend. Condolences go to his family and friends. Rest in Peace. - andrew gillbanks Such a footballing Legend. The team is doing you proud Nat. Never forgotten by any wanderer. Nice to... - Jones Family Nat played before my time, so my lasting memories of him are in his many other roles at Bolton. It ... - Simon Yates God bless the Lion Of Vienna. The Lion of Bolton Wanderers FC. You will remain in the supporters hea... - Ray Openshaw A true legend always be a white forever god bless sir nat what a legend - Nigel Smith Thank-you for your service to Bolton and thank you for bringing so much pleasure to millions of peop... - Merv Thomason (Kent) There is little I can add to the many fine words that have deservedly been written about this man. N... - Paul Smith (Spurs Odyssey) As a Bolton Wanderers fan I bumped into Nat several times - sometimes I just had an opportunity to s... - Stephen Dougill An inspiration and a sporting legend RIP Nat - Helen A "Gentleman" in every sense. We were in the "Suite" in 1991 enjoying the reception of our daughter... - J. Marcus Rigby (Little Lever) Never got the chance to see him play .. but the storys i have been told by my Grandad just make you ... - Beth B - Bolton A man who loved the club that I love, and showed more passion for the club than any living man could... - Sam Yates As a Wanderers fan for over 50 years, I saw Nat play on a few occasions at the end of his career, wh... - Dave Marshall I met Nat a few times down the years but never saw him play unfortunately. I will always remember th... - Andy Massey Quite simply the greatest player Bolton Wanderers Football Club has ever had. RIP our Lion of Vi... - Allan Simmons (Bolton Fan) REST IN PEACE NAT ! - ALL LEYTON ORIENT SUPPORTERS i remember the night at burnden when Nat made his passionate appeal for the lifeline scheme you coul... - Heath Woodcock Nat was before my time, but my dad talked me through every one one of his goals, I had the pleasure ... - Phil Hughill I never got the chance to watch nat as a player because he was way before my time. But from the foot... - Andrew Whitehead


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.