My Wife and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of (The Lion of Bolton) Nat Lofthouse! As ... - Bill and Audrey Harding This is a section from a letter which I sent to Nat in 2009 after finally joining the Lifeline draw ... - Sue Rowland One of the very few footballers who deserved the status of legend. And a true gentleman to boot. RIP... - David Kenyon (Man City Fan) Simply the best. R.I.P. NAT - Karl (westhoughton) 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) First of all I would like to thank Sir Nat Lofthouse for giving my mother so many funny tales from y... - Heather Beeby (Horwich) RIP Nat Football legend - Kseasider BOLTON WERE HONOURED TO BE BLESSED WITH SUCH A PLAYER AND A MAN AS YOURSELF NAT. YOU TRULY ARE A NA... - ANTHONY PARTINGTON Saturday evening January 15th 2011 came the sad news that Nat Lofthouse had passed away.. Although ... - Tom Chamley (Manchester) In loving memory of a true Boltonian. Well played th'owd lad! - Si Hardman So God has finally realised what his team was missing, a true centre forward. As hard on the pitch a... - Ian T (A life long Bolton Wanderer) My first football hero. Thanks for the memories. RIP - Harold Pye What a great example to all. A down-to-earth true Englishman and Boltonian. I was privileged to see ... - Derek Moss .Season ticket holder from Malvern. Nat a Bolton Gentleman through and through you were an inspiration to many. You taught people that f... - The Dalton Family Bolton Bolton Wanderers owe this man so much, a true true giant and a legend of the likes we will never see... - CARL BYRON am deeply saddened by the loss of such a legend of the game. Nat was my second cousin. My Grandfathe... - Neil Lofthouse (Australia) Sad news for all at Bolton. My dad, Sailor Brown, of Charlton Aston Villa and England, was playing w... - Julie Munro (Sailor's Daughter) A TRUE BOLTON FAN A TRUE LEGEND REST IN PEACE NAT LOFTHOUSE - Openshaw Family Bolton REST IN PEACE NAT ...FOOTBALL LEGEND - MICK M.C.F.C As a young Bolton fan in the 80's, I used to stand outside of Burnden Park in the school holidays & ... - Jo

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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.