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Charlie Timmins
Personal information
Full name Charles Timmins
Date of birth 29 May 1922 (1922-05-29) (age 87)
Place of birth    Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1948-1959 Coventry City 161 (5)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Charles "Charlie" Timmins (born 29 May 1922) is an English former footballer.[1]

Born in Birmingham,[1] Timmins signed for Birmingham City before the Second World War. However, his registration papers were lost after heavy bombing in the Birmingham area. In the summer of 1948, Timmins signed for Coventry City.[1]

Timmins had given up hope of pursuing a career in top flight football and was playing for non-league Jack Moulds Athletic in Birmingham when Coventry manager Harry Storer turned up unannounced at the Timmins family home and persuaded him to sign for Coventry City. Timmins spent 11 years at Coventry, including three years as club captain. He played a total of 165 games (161 in the Football League[2]) and scored five goals before leaving the Sky Blues to join Leamington F.C. in 1959, aged 37.[1]

Trivia

  • During the 1955–56 season, Timmins was touted by press as the "best full back outside the top flight" and speculation grew that he would join team mate Reg Matthews in the England squad.[3]
  • Coventry turned down a substantial bid from Newcastle United for Timmins during his time at Highfield Road.
  • Timmins is a member of the Coventry City Former Players Association[1] and is a regular at the clubs official 'Legends' Days.

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