Deepest condolences to all the family, never met the great man myself but feel I have with all the g... - Jon Edwards ( Bryan Edwards Grandson) 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 Nat Lofthouse was sadly part of a dying generation not only loyal to one club but also loyal as a fa... - Alan Cooper WBA fan Yes, Nat was a true gentleman, not that I ever met him, yet the people who talk about him, talk fond... - Ian Gregory (A Bolton fan who now lives in Portsmouth) I was unfortunate not to be able to see Nat Play but my dad told me everything about him. How he sco... - Derek Thomas Irwin & Derek Irwin 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 Nat Lofthouse was an icon, the living embodiment of our football club. He put Bolton Wanderers on th... - JC Nat was a true gent, and a loyal man to the town and club. He was a real hero of mine. I was lucky e... - Kirsty Evans Very sad to hear the news. Nat was my childhood hero, and there are certainly none like him playing ... - John Craven 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 genuine Bolton Wanderers legend who will be sorely missed by the footballing world not just Bolton... - Johnny Yates Perth, Australia Footballer, sportsman, gentleman & legend. They broke the mould when they made you and football will... - Steve Bryan Simply put, if it wasn't for Nat Lofthouse BWFC wouldn't exist today. His heroic efforts on the pitc... - Alex Kelly (Morris Green) I watched Nat from the late fifties until his retirement [which nearly broke my heart !!] I also ha... - Keith Wilcox Legend, Lion of Vienna, Nat Lofthouse. Rest In Peace, you will be sorely missed by all Bolton and Fo... - Jeremy A truly wonderful man. A true gentleman, A legend. I feel privileged to have known him.............T... - Jean Pugh I first saw Nat play in early 1958 when he was probably at his best, I have watched the Wanderers ev... - David Shallcross A true Boltonian , a true legend and a true inspiration .Thanks for the memories - Trevor Peacock Nat Lofthouse played long before I started to watch Bolton play back in the mid 70s, even then the p... - Tel Parsons My condolences to the Lofthouse family at this sad time. I wasn't fortunate enough to see him ... - Brian Gilbert Romford


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.