I am so proud to have met this gent and to have a laugh with him. God bless you Nat, you will always... - Darilyn Rothwell Nat a Bolton Gentleman through and through you were an inspiration to many. You taught people that f... - The Dalton Family Bolton Nat Lofthouse, True Boltonian born and bread will live on in the hearts and minds of every true ... - Matthew Gordon (Bolton Fan) Nat was my first and last football hero, a great man on and off the pitch. He will be sorely missed ... - The Whiteley Family (Westhoughton) There will never be another one like Nat - a hero in our home from my boyhood to the present day. Y... - Stephen Wassell Nat I didn't see u play but I've heard of your legend. You sounded like a great player and man. May ... - Josh (14 Years Old) Simply put the nat was the greatest player to ever pull on the famous white shirt Always remembered ... - Andy hardman (walkden) A True working class hero rip nat many thanks for the memories - ged gt lever A massive loss not just to Bolton Wanderers FC, its supporters and the town, but to the world of foo... - Bash (Bolton fan - Ramsbottom) I met Nat at the a dinner evening at Burnden Park about 12 years ago. I was still serving in the Ar... - Tony Wright Surrey A true legend, a real gentleman. Condolences go to his family and friends. Rest in Peace - The O'Neill Family(Limerick,Ireland) God bless you Nat. You will be sadly missed. I know you will be watching over the boys. xx - Julie Bundy I am only 16, so the Nat Lofthouse Era is well before my time. However I met him once or twice in Th... - Charlie Witter As a lifelong Wanderers supporter, although too young to have seen the great man play, I knew him pe... - Dawn, Phil, Steph and Matt Barraclough, and Naomi Menzies - Westhoughton As a young boy not then living in Bolton I only saw Nat play occasionally and my main memories of hi... - Paul Dyson (Bolton) As a Bolton fan I am gutted to hear of the death of a true Bolton legend I've had the chance to meet... - Lee Dixon bwfc There will be many a grandad queuing up to buy you a beer up there Lofty. Thoughts are with your... - Chris Nat’s record as a players goes without saying and I was privileged to see him play in the last 1950s... - Eileen F. Rigby Our greatest ever player and a huge loss for the town. Will be missed but always remembered - Chris Sadly missed. A true Bolton legend. You did not come to Burnden Park in Nat's days without knowing a... - Roger G

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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.