George Timmins

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George Timmins
Personal information
Date of birth Quarter 1 1864
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Playing position Left-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1880 - 1891 West Bromwich Albion 36 (0)
1891 Old Hill Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Timmins was an English footballer who played at left-half. George Timmins signed for West Bromwich Albion in 1880, turning professional in August 1885. From August 1885 through to April 1888, the last three seasons before the Football League commenced George Timmins was part of three FA Cup Final teams 1885 – 1888. He obtained a Winner’s medal in 1888 when the Albion defeated Preston North End 2-1 in the Final.[1]

George Timmins made his League debut on 8 September 1888, at wing-half for West Bromwich Albion in a 2–0 win against Stoke at the Victoria Ground, Stoke. He played all of the "Throstles" 22 Football League matches in season 1888-89 and was part of a midfield that achieved a big (three goals or more) League win on two separate occasions.[2]

A skilful and determined footballer, he was a hard, fearless man, who made certain players cringe in the tackle.[1]


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (2012). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion 1878 - 2005. Derby Books. p. 231. ISBN 978-1-78091-154-0. 
  2. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 23 March 2018.  (registration & fee required)