Football supporters from all over the world are welcome to leave their tributes to the former Bolton Wanderers great, of which a selection has been published below.
This can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving your message in the tribute box to the left on this page.
A sad loss to Bolton
- Michael Howlett
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
I went to an after dinner talk in which Nat was the main speaker, he regaled us all with his stories and everyone hung on to his every word he was both interesting and funny. The best bit though was on the questions and answers at the end when someone asked "Do you wish you had played for a big club Nat?" Nat's reply was "I played for the biggest club, I played for Bolton Wanderers" I hope the club do something fitting to honour your memory Nat. Thank You for everything you did.
- Pete (lifelong Bolton fan)
A fine man and a fine footballer, will always be remembered.
- Peter Nolan (NUFC)
A great man, a great footballer and a great role model for our younger generations! Nat, you brought honour and pride to the town of Bolton.
- Martin Parkinson
A true legend, a real gentleman.
Condolences go to his family and friends. Rest in Peace
- The O'Neill Family(Limerick,Ireland)
A true gentleman and Bolton LEGEND....so sad to hear of the loss, you will be missed, a true gentleman. Glad you enjoyed my sandwich making, it was an honour
Bradshaw family, BOLTON
- Bradshaw family BOLTON
Nat Lofthouse SIMPLY THE BEST
Rest In Peace.
- Paula Hamer
God bless you Nat. You will be sadly missed.
I know you will be watching over the boys. xx
- Julie Bundy
Rest in peace Nat (Mr Bolton Wanderers). A true Legend and Gentleman.
Good night and God Bless.
- Karan Sanderson
Sad news for all at Bolton. My dad, Sailor Brown, of Charlton Aston Villa and England, was playing with the likes of Stanley Mathews, Tom Finney and many of the greats when Nat was just starting his career. Dad always commented as to him being a very unasuming lad with a good eye and fantastic ability with the ball.
Dad died 2 yearrs ago now but I love to think all these great footballers are still remembered as legends in the history of football. Rest in Peace.
- Julie Munro (Sailor's Daughter)
There will be many a grandad queuing up to buy you a beer up there Lofty.
Thoughts are with your family - they must be so proud.
Nat was a true legend who committed himself to Bolton.
The Lion Of Vienna was a inspiration to us all a real gent who will be sadly missed. I was brought up knowing he was one of the world's greatest players from stories and videos. I have seen he shall never be forgotten. RIP Nat, The Lion Of Vienna.
- Josh Watton
I met Nat at the a dinner evening at Burnden Park about 12 years ago. I was still serving in the Army and attended the black tie event in mess dress. After exchanging pleaseanties I mentioned Nat was a hero to my late father and I. Nat simply smiled and said pointing at my uniform 'You are the real heros' to this day I have never felt so humbled. Condolences to his family and friends 'Less we forget'
- Tony Wright Surrey
So long to a great man who allways had time to talk a true gentleman through and through. It shows with the respect and response from around the world by all.
R.I.P. Nat, Wanderers forever.
Always part of the Bolton family.
- Graham Martin (Farnworth)
Thank you Nat, you were my inspiration to play football as a young child, when I was 6 years old on that wonderful Cup Final Day in 1958 I was in the back street with my ball pretending I was you at Wembley. You gave the town of Bolton wonderful proud memories
- Howard King
A legend and a true gentleman. God bless you nat. Rest in Peace
- Mark lilley ( Horwich )
RIP (Sir) Nat Lofthouse the greatest Bolton Wanderers player ever. A true gentleman on and off the pitch and a wonderful ambassador for the town of Bolton.
Thanks for all the wonderful memories and sincere condolences to Nat's family.
Please god we can go and win the FA cup this year, what a fitting tribute that would be to the great man.
- Steve Flanagan Portugal White
My memories of watching Nat go back to the very early 1950's when my Dad first took me to watch the Wanderers at Burnden Park and I have been hooked to the Club every since. Nat was my favourite player in those days and I will always remembers the commitment, skill, courage and leadership that he showed not only to the players but also to the fans.
A true gentleman in every sense of the word and a through and through Wanderer. His commitment to the club rubbed off on the fans and that is why so many of us have stayed a Wanderers supporter through all the good and bad times over the past 60 years.
God rest his soul and condolences to all the family he leaves behind. He will be missed by us all but remembered for all his great goals and displays for the Wanderers and for England.
- Derek Boardman
Nat Lofthouse played long before I started to watch Bolton play back in the mid 70s, even then the people around me talked about Nat with passion and pride about this goal or that, wishing we had another centre-forward just like our Nat.
He not only made me proud to be a trotters fan but also being born and bred in the great town of Bolton, so much so I named my youngest Nat after the great man.
God Bless Our Nat, you are one Lancastrian we are all proud of.
- Tel Parsons