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Nat Lofthouse

Bolton Wanderers
by Mark Orlovac (U1647666) 16 January 2011
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Bolton and England striker Nat Lofthouse has died at the age of 85.

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Lofthouse was a Bolton legend, playing over 450 league matches for his one and only club as well as taking on a number of roles with the Trotters after he stopped playing such as chief coach, chief scout, caretaker manager and club president.

He was one of the leading strikers of his generation, scoring 285 league and domestic cup goals for Bolton as well as 30 goals in 33 games for England.

Lofthouse captained Bolton in two FA Cup finals, claiming a winner's medal in 1958, while he earned the title ‘Lion of Vienna’ after a fearless display in England’s 3-2 victory over Austria in 1952.

What are your memories of one of football’s true greats? Leave your tributes to him here.

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posted Jan 17, 2011

I've just heard on the radio Nat Lofthouse being described as "Mr Bolton." - I think that somes him up to a tee.

RIP

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posted Jan 17, 2011

After scoring a winning goal for my school in the 50's I made a comment to my brother something like "just like Lofthouse" to which he replied " he can head a ball harder than you can kick it", never forgot it.

R.I.P. Sir Nat Lofthouse, those were the days.

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posted Jan 17, 2011

a truly great man, my dads hero and mine too. a gentleman

my dad worked with him at mosley common pit. how many players today could manage a full shift down the pit and then play 90 minutes of professional football?

like others have said he regarded it as a great honour to play for his country unlike some modern players i can think of

to see how much football has changed read his autobiography "goals galore"

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posted Jan 17, 2011

The word legend was invented for Nat Lofthouse. Nat gave everything to Club, Town and Country and was a true gentleman. RIP

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posted Jan 17, 2011

My late father always told me stories about Nat Lofthouse and how he was so fearless when going for the ball. He said that he put his head were other players would not put there boots. He said the games against wolves in the fifties were always crackers and Nat led the line brilliantly .
Nat was a football hero to all Bolton fans and will be sadly missed in the Bolton community . A legend in his playing days for both Bolton and England ,his like will probably never be seen again . God as got a fantastic number 9 R I P Mr Bolton

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posted Jan 19, 2011

today the word legend is used for many individuals. but a man who not only gave all of his playing career to Bolton, but also coaching, managing and a large part of his entire life to our club deserves this accolade - RIP Sir Nat, Bolton's greatest servant

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posted Jan 20, 2011

There will never be another like our Nat.

R.I.P.

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posted Jan 20, 2011

I grew up listening to the tales of Nat from my dad and was lucky enough to get to chat to the great man during half time at a Wanderers match about 8 years ago - he was more than happy to stand and discuss the game in question and the club as a whole, a true gent, a giant of the game and one who will be missed by all connected to Bolton Wanderers and the game of football.

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posted Jan 20, 2011

Saw Nat play may times in the late 50s. Was my first, last and greatest footballing hero. Also a wonderful human being and Bolton Wanderers were fortunate indeed to have his services.
RIP Lord Nathaniel of Burnden.

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posted Jan 20, 2011

Lord Nathaniel of Burnden.



I like that!!!!

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