The word legend was invented for Nat Lofthouse. Nat gave everything to Bolton Wanderers and Bolton t... - Gareth Williams (Atherton) Such a sad family loss, the town and the world of football, Nat, your memory will live on for ever,... - Ken Platt My uncle told me that Nat Lofthouse was the greatest player he ever saw, and I grew up knowing about... - Mike France (A Chelsea supporter) He was the lion The lion of Vienna He was the lion The pride of Lancashire There'll be other cen... - Danny Cunliffe Although I never had the pleasure of seeing him play he has always been a legend in my eyes. B... - Kelly Boag Just after the Reebok opened I had a job doing silver service in the hospitality areas of the stadiu... - Ian Blease The Lion of Vienna So now in peace he lies at rest: the jewel in Bolton’s mighty crown. But the ... - Ann Walsh Nat played before my time but I remember him around the club when I was a teen and my sister and I s... - W. E. Powell (BWFC, California) A legend on the football pitch and a gentleman off it. You will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Nat. You... - Kieron Clarke There are few great players in this world. There are few great people. There are few loyal people.... - Keith Bedson (Liverpool FC Supporters Club) Footballer, sportsman, gentleman & legend. They broke the mould when they made you and football will... - Steve Bryan Good night, God bless to Bolton’s Lion of Vienna; the greatest football ambassador for his town, clu... - The Boulton Family Dears friends in Bolton, Yesterday morning I have heard of Nat Lofthouse´s death. I am very sorr... - Hans Ebke (Düsseldorf) Sad news for all at Bolton. My dad, Sailor Brown, of Charlton Aston Villa and England, was playing w... - Julie Munro (Sailor's Daughter) i remember the night at burnden when Nat made his passionate appeal for the lifeline scheme you coul... - Heath Woodcock My late husband, Bill Lofthouse, who was no relation to Nat, was always in awe of Mr Nat Lofthouse a... - Mrs Irene Lofthouse Our greatest ever player and a huge loss for the town. Will be missed but always remembered - Chris I had the privilege to meet him at a sportsmans dinner, before Bolton played at Huddersfield. The re... - Mark Woods LION, LEGEND, GENTLEMAN. RIP SIR NAT - Janice & Ang A very sad day for Bolton Wanderers, a true ambassador for the Club. Nat Lofthouse was a hero of my... - The Parkes' Family (York)

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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.