Rest in peace Nat (Mr Bolton Wanderers). A true Legend and Gentleman. Good night and God Bless. - Karan Sanderson A true great, a football legend, having met Nat twice, a lovely warm and honest man, in my heart fo... - Garry Taylor,( proud wanderers fan) My late husband, Bill Lofthouse, who was no relation to Nat, was always in awe of Mr Nat Lofthouse a... - Mrs Irene Lofthouse R.I.P Nat you'll be forever missed.,true legend! Condolences go to his family. - Mark O'Hara (Bolton supporter) As a Stoke supporter I came home on Saturday elated at the result. I woke up on Sunday to the devast... - Can I first state I am a Blade, in fact a massive Blade. I retired from the police service in 1996 a... - Roger Purdy Sadly missed. A true Bolton legend. You did not come to Burnden Park in Nat's days without knowing a... - Roger G My Dad worked with Nat at Mosley Common pit and sustained an injury which required an amputation in ... - Ian Whalley 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 I was lucky enough to meet Nat in person after the bolton / preston play off match in cardiff. We ch... - Ronnie Pye (Horwich) A Boltonian and a Wanderer through and through. Every time I was lucky enough to meet you, you took ... - Ian Shuttleworth (#9) RIP Nat, I am a lifelong fan. Never saw you play, however the one time I met you, you were one of... - Keith Thompson Simply the greatest servant the club has ever had, a true Bolton and england legend. u make me proud... - luke (bolton fan) We were lucky enough to have Nat Lofthouse come to the Lion of Vienna pub, Chorley Old Road to hand ... - James Hall Nat Lofthouse – a True Sportsman – a True Competitor – A True Gentlemen May you Rest In Peace. G... - John Gorse Saw him play only once, fantastic player and gentleman. RIP Nat. - Ron & Dale Griffin Bolton Fans Nat Lofthouse played before my time, but I grew up with his name being synonymous with a golden era ... - Chris Bissett (A Southend supporter) Nat lofthouse was a brick of a footballer. Brave. Loyal. Giving. A true clubman and the heartbeat of... - Jeff Prestidge You were an inspiration for people like me. There will never be another nat lofthouse. The lion of v... - Jamie Kirkman Lifelong Bolton Fan Nat was my schoolboy hero. After the 1953 Cup final when Bolton were reduced to 8 fit payers (no sub... - Brian Laurence

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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.