Ware in 1942
|Full name||Norman Ware|
|Date of birth||5 March 1911|
|Date of death||26 August 2003(aged 92)|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A scrupulously fair, clever and unusually pacy ruckman for Footscray, Ware is the only captain-coach to have won the Brownlow Medal, and is likely to remain so indefinitely, as it would be almost impossible for a captain of an AFL team to act as a coach today, and even so, playing coaches are prohibited under salary cap regulations (instituted in 1987) in order to prevent wealthier clubs from circumventing the restrictions of the salary cap and salary floor.
In 2001 Ware was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
- Brownlow Medal: 1941
- Footscray Best and Fairest: 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942
- Footscray captain: 1940
- Footscray Team of the Century
- Victorian representative (10 games, 6 goals)