Paul David Ware
7 November 1970 – 17 April 2013
Stoke City Appearances – 115 between 1987 and 1994
was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Cardiff City, Macclesfield Town, Nuneaton Borough, Rochdale, Stockport County and Stoke City.
Ware began his career with local side Stoke City making his debut in 1987–88.
He became a popular player amongst the Stoke support and scored the winning goal against Peterborough United to see Stoke through to the 1992 Football League Trophy Final where they beat Stockport County 1–0.
Ware played a major role in 1992–93 which saw Stoke win the Second Division title before he was sold to Stockport County in September 1994. Ware then went on to play for Cardiff City, Hednesford Town, Macclesfield Town, Nuneaton Borough, and Rochdale before ending his playing career with a return to Hednesford.
After his playing career had ended he battled against a brain tumour and he died on 17 April 2013 aged 42.