Rest in peace Nat. A Bolton Wanderers legend, England lion, true Boltonian and always a gentleman. - Catherine (Daventry White) I'm too young to have ever watched Nat play but i have heard lots about him, a true Bolton Wanderers... - Kendra Bedson (Bolton fan) A TRUE GENT A GREAT MAN A LEGEND IN HIS OWN RIGHT R,I.P Sir Nat Lofthouse OBE - Taff BWFC Davies boltob/swansea city fan The greatest English centre forward ever; the best Bolton Wanderers player ever. He always represen... - Peter Coglan Lion. Legend. Gentleman. Rest In Peace. - Janice & Ang My I express my deep sorrow of the passing of a truly remarkable human being. Nat personified all t... - Freddie Harris (A Manchester City supporter) My dad told me many great stories about Nat and I've seen some good centre-forwards for Bolton Wande... - Dave Haywood To a true legend and an inspiration to many a footballer past, present and future. R.I.P Nat Lofthou... - John Foster My dad always spoke of the greatness of this fine man, who was as passionate about Bolton as anyone ... - Steve (North Lincs) A great man, a great player (so i only 23) and a true gentleman. I met him in 2001 and... - James Standing (First Team Coach At Warrington Town FC) i remember the night at burnden when Nat made his passionate appeal for the lifeline scheme you coul... - Heath Woodcock Legend-i dont know many people that deserve that title more than you! thanks for everything! Condo... - Ronny Pettersen, Bolton supporter from Norway. He was and always will be a Bolton legend. His record as a player is outstanding, but nothing in com... - Paul Scully (Bolton Fan exiled in London) A true legand. His memory will live on. A true inspiration to us all. RIP Nat - Josh Watton r.i.p. nat your memory will live on forever. nat lofthouse 1925 to eternity. - david walsh Nat Lofthouse played before my time, but I grew up with his name being synonymous with a golden era ... - Chris Bissett (A Southend supporter) my condolences go out to mr. bolton wanderers family, nat was a very happy and friendly guy, thats h... - jimmy pearson ( serbia) Nat Lofthouse played before my time, but I grew up with his name being synonymous with a golden era ... - mike sumner bolton I never had the honour of being graced by your presence, but tales of your compassion and heroism wi... - Matthew Courtliff God bless and goodnight, Nat. You will always be in our hearts. - Ian (Westhoughton)


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.