So long to a great man who allways had time to talk a true gentleman through and through. It shows ... - Graham Martin (Farnworth) Legend-i dont know many people that deserve that title more than you! thanks for everything! Condo... - Ronny Pettersen, Bolton supporter from Norway. As a Stoke supporter I came home on Saturday elated at the result. I woke up on Sunday to the devast... - Remember going down to Burnden in the 6 weeks holidays from school in the late 60s to watch the Wand... - Kevin Rainford. I first met Nat when I was a Junior White. He had a lot of time for the children, and made us feel p... - Corky Nat Lofthouse was sadly part of a dying generation not only loyal to one club but also loyal as a fa... - Alan Cooper WBA fan As a young Bolton fan in the 80's, I used to stand outside of Burnden Park in the school holidays & ... - Jo One of the very few footballers who deserved the status of legend. And a true gentleman to boot. RIP... - David Kenyon (Man City Fan) Nat Lofthouse - A world icon and a wonderful world ambassador for the game - you will be sadly misse... - Neil Addis - Australia A true legend then and now. Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P - Phil B, Australia Had the pleasure of meeting Nat a couple of years ago, What a man, what a player. Just hope we can g... - BWFSTE Rest in Peace SIR Nat A true legend, true gentleman, true Boltonian and Mr Bolton Wanderers. Y... - Sarah (Bolton) Rest in Peace Mr Lofthouse, a true Wanderer, you will never be forgotten. - The Tickle family Having never seen Nat play but listened to the times my father told me of his heroics in his beloved... - Dave Wilkinson I was very sad to learn of the GREAT MANS SAD DEMISE. I would like to take this opportunity to send... - Eamon Goan Deepest condolences to all the family, never met the great man myself but feel I have with all the g... - Jon Edwards ( Bryan Edwards Grandson) Nat was a great inspiration for all supporters, both club and country. He was a great player though ... - Sam Nogalski (lifelong Bolton fan) Footballer, sportsman, gentleman & legend. You loved Bolton and Bolton loved you. We’ll miss you but... - Steve Bryan Sincere condolences to all at Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Nat Lofthouse’s family. I was too y... - Ronnie Chaloner (Liverpool supporter) Rest in piece Nat, a true gentleman. Gone but never forgotten. - James Davies

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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.