Charlie Watkins

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Charlie Watkins
Personal information
Full name Charles Watkins
Date of birth (1921-01-14)14 January 1921
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1998 (aged 76–77)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
St Anthony's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1948 Rangers 9 (0)
1948–1954 Luton Town 218 (16)
Teams managed
1964–1965 Luton Town (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles "Charlie" Watkins (14 January 1921 – 1998) was a Scottish professional football player and manager. After starting out with Glasgow non-league club St Anthony's, he joined Rangers in 1942. Moving south with English Second Division club Luton Town in 1948, he made 239 appearances for the Bedfordshire club before retiring. Re-joining Luton in the early 1960s as part of the coaching staff, Watkins spent a short spell during the 1964–65 season as caretaker manager.[1][2] On leaving football, Charlie Watkins went on to run a newsagents for many years, with his family, in the Warden Hills area of Luton.


  1. ^ Bailey, Steve (December 1997). The Definitive Luton Town F.C. Soccerdata. pp. 100–101. ISBN 1-899468-10-2. 
  2. ^ Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3.