Dean Lewington

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Dean Lewington
Lewington, Dean.jpg
Lewington in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dean Scott Lewington[1]
Date of birth (1984-05-18) 18 May 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 3
Youth career
000?–2004 Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Wimbledon 29 (1)
2004– Milton Keynes Dons 469 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:33, 3 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Dean Scott Lewington (born 18 May 1984) is an English footballer who plays at left back or centre back for Milton Keynes Dons where he is currently captain and widely considered a club hero.

Career[edit]

Wimbledon[edit]

Born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Lewington made his Wimbledon first team debut on 5 April 2003, coming on as a last-minute substitute for Alex Tapp in a 4–2 First Division defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, his only appearance of the season.[3]

On 1 November 2003, he made his first start, in a 2–1 win over Bradford City at the National Hockey Stadium, their first victory in Milton Keynes.[4] He scored his first goal on 26 December in a 3–0 win away to Reading at the Madejski Stadium, heading Adam Nowland's cross for the second of the game.[5] Lewington was sent off for violent conduct near the end of the team's 0–3 home defeat to Coventry City on 21 February 2004.[6] At the end of the season, Wimbledon were relegated.[7]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Having moved to Milton Keynes in 2003, Wimbledon were relaunched in 2004 as Milton Keynes Dons, in the newly renamed League One. Lewington almost moved to Huddersfield Town in 2005 in an exchange deal involving Pawel Abbott, however Abbott chose to stay at Huddersfield thus ending their interest. As of 2014, Lewington is one of two former Wimbledon players at Milton Keynes Dons, the other being goalkeeper David Martin.

He received the MK Dons captaincy after the departure of Keith Andrews to Blackburn Rovers in August 2008. On 21 March 2011, Lewington led his team to a 1–0 victory over promotion rivals Peterborough United. The Dons reached the play-offs but were defeated by Peterborough.

On 2 December 2012, Lewington captained his side against AFC Wimbledon in their highly publicised first meeting. On 12 January 2013, Lewington made his 400th league appearance for Milton Keynes Dons against Bury.

Lewington scored his only goal of the 2013–14 League One season in the last minute of a 3–2 victory over Stevenage at Broadhall Way. The 2–2 draw with Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on 26 April 2014 saw Lewington make his 500th appearance for Milton Keynes Dons in all competitions. To celebrate his 500th appearance for the club, supporters of Milton Keynes Dons got together for the last home game of the season against Leyton Orient, and wore as much orange as possible (due to Lewington's hair colour). This campaign was dubbed "Orange4Lewie" and gained publicity from Twitter, Facebook and other social media.

Testimonial[edit]

On 20 May 2014, it was announced that a testimonial match against Nottingham Forest will be played, in honour of Lewington's 10 years of service to the club. The match will be played on 27 July 2014 at stadium:mk. In his 10 years at Milton Keynes Dons, he has amassed over 500 appearances in league and cup competitions.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of current England assistant manager Ray Lewington.[5]

Honours[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons
Individual

Career statistics[edit]

[8]

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002–03 Wimbledon Division 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
2004–05 MK Dons League One 43 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 48 3
2005–06 44 1 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 51 1
2006–07 League Two 45 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 52 1
2007–08 45 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 53 0
2008–09 League One 40 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 46 2
2009–10 42 1 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 50 2
2010–11 42 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 49 3
2011–12 46 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 55 4
2012–13 38 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 47 1
2013–14 43 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 49 1
2014–15 31 1 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 39 1
Wimbledon Total 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
MK Dons Total 459 16 33 0 18 1 22 2 7 0 539 19
Career total 488 17 36 0 18 1 22 2 7 0 571 20
As of 20:44, 11 March 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Findmypast
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Sheffield Wed 4-2 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 2-1 Bradford". BBC Sport. 1 November 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Reading 0-3 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 26 December 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wimbledon 0-3 Coventry". 21 February 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Wimbledon 1-0 Derby". BBC Sport. 9 May 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Dean Lewington Career Stats". Soccerbase. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Keith Andrews
Milton Keynes Dons captain
2008–present
Incumbent