The Legend that is Nat Lofthouse, FOREVER our Lion of Vienna. Rest In Peace. - Peter J. Rule Bolton and proud Sir Nat, always will be to Bolton fans. A true legend and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. - Chris Williams Although I never had the pleasure of seeing him play he has always been a legend in my eyes. B... - Kelly Boag Nat, a gentleman, a hero and the only ever true Wanderers legend. The Lion sleeps RIP - Matt, Bury R.I.P Sir Nat Lofthouse you will be truly missed by everyone not just Bolton fans but all of England - Ashley Such a sad family loss, the town and the world of football, Nat, your memory will live on for ever,... - Ken Platt A Legend,A Gentleman,An Ambassador,Nat Was and always will be Bolton Wanderers the World Over. Good... - Rob Vibert A fine man and a fine footballer, will always be remembered. R.I.p. - Peter Nolan (NUFC) What an absolute gentleman Nat was, and a fantastic loyal footballer. Bolton will never be the same.... - Sal Scarbrough A TRUE GENT A GREAT MAN A LEGEND IN HIS OWN RIGHT R,I.P Sir Nat Lofthouse OBE - Taff BWFC Davies boltob/swansea city fan R.I.P Nat Lofthouse, an amazing patriot to Bolton Wanderers and England. The whole town of Bolton wo... - Lewis Barnes (Bolton Supporter) I would just like to say an overwhelming thank-you to Mr. Nathanial Lofthouse - a true footballing l... - John Cavanagh (Bury) A legend for both Bolton & England. His like we will never see again. Rest in Peace. - The Meegan Family (Charlton Athletic) So long to a great man who allways had time to talk a true gentleman through and through. It shows ... - Graham Martin (Farnworth) I didn't get the pleasure to watch Nat but what I can tell is that he was a truly great player with ... - Ben Bromley Terrible news the loss of a true gentleman, a great sportsman and a fine ambassador for the club and... - Brian Catterall We are so sad to hear of the passing of Nat - he was a true legend never to be forgotten. Nat yo... - Denise, Stephen and the Pearson family What a legend! We may not see his like again in these days of international club squads and "striker... - John Hughes (on behalf of Maldwyn) Rest in Peace Nat Lofthousethankyou for the saturday afternoons I spent watching you from the emban... - - Ann Rita Norris[Bolton] Although I never had the privilege of watching Nat play, I am proud to be from the town and support ... - Ben (Bolton)

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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.