Nat was a Legend and a true gentleman. It was a pleasure meeting you and shaking your hands. It is a... - Zubair Moosa and family For me, Nat Lofthouse was the very fabric that the Club I know and love today was based upon and wil... - Marc Torkington a true wanderer through and through lets give him a reet gud send off like he truley deserves - billy bobs To me Nat Lofthouse was Bolton Wanderers. He stayed loyal to the club through thick and thin . I ca... - Roderick Mark-Bell I'm not old enough to have seen Nat play for the Wanderers, but I remember the day I met him and was... - Andy Simms May the Lion of Vienna live on in our hearts and above us and watch the mighty Wanderers play the wa... - Aimee G A Man I will never forget, as a striker unparalleled, as a gentleman unequalled, as an ambassador fo... - Rowland Crompton (A Wanderer in Oz) As a Stoke supporter I came home on Saturday elated at the result. I woke up on Sunday to the devast... - My uncle told me that Nat Lofthouse was the greatest player he ever saw, and I grew up knowing about... - Mike France (A Chelsea supporter) I'd like to add my condolences to those already expressed. I met sir Nat Lofthouse once and he confi... - Ian Appleby (Westhoughton) R.I.P Sir Nat Lofthouse you will be truly missed by everyone not just Bolton fans but all of England - Ashley 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) I would just like to say an overwhelming thank-you to Mr. Nathanial Lofthouse - a true footballing l... - John Cavanagh (Bury) I was so proud to stand on the embankment as a child and then to have my own daughter stand next to ... - Debbie, Martyn and Lucy O'Mara RIP Sir Nat! True Legend! - Alex Williams Nat Lofthouse will always be remembered. I never saw him play but I met him a number of occasion ... - Rob Taylor (Bolton Fan) Gone but never forgotten. A true legend who makes me proud to be a Wanderer. RIP Sir Nat - Nolan Smith (Chorley now Bristol) Thank you Nat for being you a gentleman & a legend but most of all for being loyal to Bolton Wandere... - Neil Newsham Nat Lofthouse was a player before my time as a Bolton Wanderers fan. He was held in very high esteem... - Mark Hampson - Nat Lofthouse Stand. R .I.P BIG MAN YOUR THE KING OF THE FOOTBALL TRU E FOOTBALL MAN - OZZY

Welcome

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.