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Charlie Timmins

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Full nameCharles Timmins
Date of birth29 May 1922
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Date of death13 April 2010(age 87)
Place of deathBirmingham, England
Height5 ft 10 in
Playing positionFull back

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Charles "Charlie" Timmins (29 May 1922 13 April 2010) was an English former footballer.

Born in Birmingham, 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.

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) and scored five goals before leaving the Sky Blues to join Leamington in 1959, aged 37.

Charlie then spent the 1960-61 season coaching Evesham United before finally hanging up his boots aged 39.

Charlie had been battling prostate cancer and died peacefully with his family at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham during the early hours of Tuesday 13 April 2010.

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