Harry Ware

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Harry Ware
Personal information
Full name Harry Ware[1]
Date of birth (1911-10-22)22 October 1911[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England[1]
Date of death 28 October 1970(1970-10-28) (aged 59)[1]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Hanley St.Luke's
Stoke St. Peter's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1934 Stoke City 53 (15)
1935–1936 Newcastle United 44 (9)
1937 Sheffield Wednesday 12 (1)
1937–1945 Norwich City 43 (13)
Northwich Victoria
Total 152 (38)
Teams managed
1947–1948 Northwich Victoria
1949–1951 Northwich Victoria
1952–1953 Northwich Victoria
1958–1960 Crewe Alexandra
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harry Ware (22 October 1911 – 28 October 1970) was an English footballer and manager. He played for Newcastle United, Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City and managed Crewe Alexandra and Northwich Victoria.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Ware was born in Birmingham before his family moved to Stoke-on-Trent.[1] Ware played for Hanley St.Luke's and Stoke St. Peter's before joining Stoke City in 1930 and made his debut at the Victoria Ground against Burnley on 4 October 1930.[1] He scored twice in eight matches in 1931–32 and then scored seven goals in 31 matches in 1932–33, helping Stoke to win the Second Division.[1] Ware struggled to establish himself in the First Division and was sold to Newcastle United in the summer of 1935.[1] He spent two seasons on Tyneside, scoring nine goals in 49 matches, and then spent three months at Sheffield Wednesday, scoring once. In November 1937 he joined Norwich City until World War II interrupted his career.[1]

In March 1940 he joined Port Vale as a guest, before moving on to Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Watford, returning to Vale for two more guest appearances in December 1944, before joining Northwich Victoria.[2]

Management career[edit]

After the war, Ware spent three spells in charge of Cheshire County League side Northwich Victoria between 1947 and 1953[3] and served Dutch side E.D.O. Haarlem as trainer-coach before returning to Burslem in November 1956 to serve Port Vale as a coach under manager Freddie Steele.[2] He left Vale Park in June 1958 to become manager of Crewe Alexandra. He led the "Railwaymen" to 18th and 14th places finishes in the Fourth Division in 1958–59 and 1959–60. He spent 100 games in charge at Gresty Road, before leaving in May 1960. He moved on to Stoke City as assistant trainer, then reserve team manager, and finally a scout.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Playing statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Harry Ware profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1930–31 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1931–32 Second Division 6 2 2 0 8 2
1932–33 Second Division 29 7 2 0 31 7
1933–34 First Division 13 4 0 0 13 4
1934–35 First Division 4 2 0 0 4 2
Total 53 15 4 0 57 15
Newcastle United 1935–36 Second Division 32 9 5 0 37 9
1936–37 Second Division 12 0 0 0 12 0
Total 44 9 5 0 49 9
Sheffield Wednesday 1937–38 Second Division 12 1 0 0 12 1
Total 12 1 0 0 12 1
Norwich City 1937–38 Second Division 26 6 1 0 27 6
1938–39 Second Division 18 7 0 0 18 7
1945–46 War League 1 1 1 1
Total 43 13 2 1 45 14
Career Total 152 38 11 1 163 39

Managerial statistics[edit]

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Crewe Alexandra 1 August 1958 31 May 1960 100 36 22 42 36.0
Total 100 36 22 42 36.0

Honours[edit]

Stoke City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 302. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  3. ^ "Northwich Victoria FC". Retrieved 27 September 2010.