On Saturday morning Bolton Wanderers were proud to unveil the tribute statue to club legend Nat Lofthouse.
Hundreds of fans and club officials flocked to the North-West corner of the Reebok Stadium as club owner Eddie Davies revealed the finished piece.
Sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn and chairman Phil Gartside were also in attendance, and gave touching speeches in the run-up to the official unveil.
Standing over 9ft tall, the one-and-a-half times life-size bronze figure took 18 months to sculpt and is now officially a permanent fixture at the Reebok Stadium.
“I think it’s brilliant,” Gartside said. “It brings back those memories, not only for the older people, but encourages people to perhaps learn a bit more about Nat and the club.
“We like to pride ourselves on being a family club and this is Nat’s family.”
Lofthouse’s son, Jeff, said: “Dad still captures people’s imagination in Bolton and I think he captures the spirit of Bolton and Bolton Wanderers is still a great club.”