Preston North End would like to add its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Nat Lofth... - All at Preston North End FC England's greatest centre forward, my football hero and a true gent - never to be forgotten. - Ken Worthington (London) I was very sad to learn of the GREAT MANS SAD DEMISE. I would like to take this opportunity to send... - Eamon Goan When I first became a Bolton Wanderers fan, I asked the Question "who is this Lofty Fella?" I soon ... - Rest in Peace,Mr Bolton Wanderers, you will NEVER be forgotten, your memory will live on forever wit... - Hiles family Incomparable RIP The Lion sleeps tonight - steve Although never knighted our Nat will always be remembered as The Knight of our club by his tens of t... - Derek Ogden Mr Bolton Wanderers. RIP x - Jo As a Wanderers fan for over 50 years, I saw Nat play on a few occasions at the end of his career, wh... - Dave Marshall I am too young to have ever seen Nat play, but his influence on the club is know by supporters young... - Kevin Williams Rest in Peace Mr Lofthouse, a true Wanderer, you will never be forgotten. - The Tickle family Nat was a great inspiration for all supporters, both club and country. He was a great player though ... - Sam Nogalski (lifelong Bolton fan) To me Nat Lofthouse was Bolton Wanderers. He stayed loyal to the club through thick and thin . I ca... - Roderick Mark-Bell I was so sad to hear of the passing of the great Nat Lofthouse. May I give my sincere condolences to... - Dawn Critchley (New Zealand) A well respected man with a big heart for Bolton Wanderers. Rest in Peace Nat - Bolton FannBolton The lion sleeps tonight. RIP Bolton and England lionheart never be another like you. - bill coucill and son john Nat Lofthouse what cany you say true bwfc man who for once i believe the only person to be ever bigg... - newton-le-willows whites Nat was one of the greatest and most inspirational football players of all time. A true hero and a l... - Nicolle Gibson (Bolton Wanderers Fan) There will never be a Bolton legend in the making for what Nat did for our club. RIP Lion King. - Dave H walking in a Wanderers wonderland. Bye Nat, Saw you first play in 1951 and you were immediately my super hero. I got your autograph ... - Richard Squire (Harrogate)

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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.