Club legend dies aged 87

Charlie Timmins, who played for Coventry City from 1948 to 1959 ha died aged 87. He had been suffering from cancer and passed away at his nursing home in Birmingham on Monday.

Timmins was, until recently, a regular visitor at The Ricoh, where he watched the games with his son and grandson.

Birmingham born Charlie Timmins joined Coventry City in 1948 when Harry Storer signed him from non-league Jack Moulds Athletic in Birmingham. The story goes than Storer turned up, unannounced, at Timmins home and persuaded him to sign for Coventry City.

Timmins was regarded at the time as one of the best full backs to play outside the top division of English football.

He played a total of 165 times for Coventry and scored five goals in his eleven year stay. Timmins was a member of the Coventry City Former Players Association and was a regular at the clubs official 'Legends' Days.

He left Coventry City in 1959, aged 37 to join Leamington FC.

All at Covsupport New service offer our condolences to his family and friends.