Nat Lofthouse O.B.E. - a true football legend on the pitch and a true gentleman off it. You are, a... - Ian Barnes (BWFC Tour Guide) Im only 12 but my grandad used to tell me stories about you. You are absolutley amazing and a true b... - Thomas Wareing (bolton fan) Rest in Peace Mr Lofthouse, a true Wanderer, you will never be forgotten. - The Tickle family You may be gone, but your `Roar` will endure!! The `Lion of Vienna` will always be remembered. - Scott Lythgoe I am old enough to remember him playing and, if ever a player led from the front, Nat did. Off the p... - Alan Simkin Nat was the reason I became a Wandereres supporter sixty two years ago. R.I.P.Nat you will never be ... - Mary Cartmell Hulme (still a season ticket holder) Nat was a great inspiration for all supporters, both club and country. He was a great player though ... - Sam Nogalski (lifelong Bolton fan) Having never seen Nat play but listened to the times my father told me of his heroics in his beloved... - Dave Wilkinson 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 There was a song sung on the Terraces called 'born to be a Wanderer'. What an apt song for such a... - Gary Tonge Rest in peace sir 'NAT' a true legend and big big loss to all who live in bolton. - Aidy Bolton Fan R.I.P Nat Lofthouse OBE. Heaven has a new angel, a real gentleman, true footballing legeng. Never to... - Louise Waddington (Bolton Fan) Radcliffe Etched in the hearts of millions - a hero, a gentleman and an inspiration. A role model for all gene... - Lisa & Robert, atherton Mr Bolton Wanderers, Legend Sleep well Brave Lion Never Forgotten RIP - Ste Evans I first saw Nat playing for England on our black and white TV. Love at first sight, and a Bolton Wan... - Terry Smyth (Suffolk) A great man, a great player (so i believe...im only 23) and a true gentleman. I met him in 2001 and... - James Standing (First Team Coach At Warrington Town FC) Such a sad family loss, the town and the world of football, Nat, your memory will live on for ever,... - Ken Platt R.I.P. Nat. A true gentleman,legend ambassador. You will be missed. Thankyou SIR - Dave Bromley (Bolton) Rip nat lofthouse a true wanderer and a man with true loyalty . Bolton wanderers will never see ano... - Scott baker ( farnworth ) Incomparable RIP The Lion sleeps tonight - steve

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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.