|Date of birth||29 May 1922|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Date of death||13 April 2010(aged 87)|
|Place of death||Birmingham, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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 teammate Reg Matthews in the England squad. Coventry turned down a substantial bid from Newcastle United for Timmins during his time at Highfield Road. He played a total of 165 games (161 in the Football League) and scored five goals before leaving Coventry to join Leamington in 1959, aged 37.
Timmins then spent the 1960–61 season coaching Evesham United before finally retiring aged 39. Timmins was a member of the Coventry City Former Players Association and was a regular at the club's official 'Legends' Days. After retiring from football, he worked for the Rover service department in Solihull and played for the works team.
- "Charlie Timmins". Coventry City Former Players Association. Retrieved 21 May 2009.[dead link]
- Brown, Jim (16 March 2009). "Stars who shone for Coventry City in 1950s". Coventry Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
- "Coventry City : 1947/48 – 2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
- Rover News, vol.1, no.3, 30 March 1961
- "Club legend dies aged 87". Coventry MAD. 12 April 2010.