God bless the Lion Of Vienna. The Lion of Bolton Wanderers FC. You will remain in the supporters hea... - Ray Openshaw A true great.A hero. A true gentleman.Staunchly loyal to the end. Farewell Nat.Goodnight god ble... - Richard Hinckley My Wife and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of (The Lion of Bolton) Nat Lofthouse! As ... - Bill and Audrey Harding Bubbles may nearly reach the sky, fade and die, but cherished memories and legends that inspire live... - David Spurgeon (A West Ham United supporter) the title 'one club man' should be changed to 'one man club' because I can't think of anything that ... - Mike Smith Rest In Peace Nat. You were a truly great man, and will live on forever in the hearts and minds o... - Stuart Harbidge RIP Sir Nat Lofthouse. A Legend on the pitch for Bolton and England, a true gentleman off it. A genu... - I. Barnes of FW First of all I would like to thank Sir Nat Lofthouse for giving my mother so many funny tales from y... - Heather Beeby (Horwich) A true footballing legend! Although I'm not old enough to see Nat in action on the pitch, my father ... - Stefan Kornas There are some fantastic videos of Nat on the British Pathe film archive site. A football legend. RI... - Jason Sir Nat Lofthouse you are by far the best wanderer who has played for the mighty whites. You will be... - Margaret Graham A truly great man, and player, will be missed but never forgotten.. R I P big man - Colin Hamblett (Walkden) Thank you Nat for all the memories and pleasure you have given me. I count myself lucky to have see... - Jeff Martin Nat was a True Legend in the football world and a Terrific Ambassador for Bolton Wanderers. Allways... - - The Hilton Family (Morris Green) Thank you for the memories.You make me proud to be a Wanderer! You will never be forgotten....... "T... - Adam Brownlee (Horwich). I am aged 28 and supported the super whites all my life after been taken as a youngster to my first ... - Joe I went to an after dinner talk in which Nat was the main speaker, he regaled us all with his stories... - Pete (lifelong Bolton fan) Not Just An Amazing Footballer But A Good Honest Gentleman! Brought So Much To This Town Which Will ... - Owen (Farnworth) 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) I was born in the year the great "Sir" Nat lifted the FA Cup at Wembley on the last occasion Wandere... - Steve Christey. Westhoughton.

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.