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 437 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:31, 19 September 2014 (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. He is the son of current England assistant manager Ray Lewington.

Career[edit]

Wimbledon[edit]

Born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Lewington made his Wimbledon first team debut towards the end of the 2002–03 season as a substitute in the 4–2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday after coming through the Youth ranks, and was voted Player of the Year just over one year later after a succession of impressive performances saw him stake his claim as the first choice left back.

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Wimbledon F.C. moved to Milton Keynes in 2003. 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 Sunday 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.

Honours[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons
Individual

Career statistics[edit]

[3]

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 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Wimbledon Total 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
MK Dons Total 432 15 30 0 16 1 21 2 7 0 506 18
Career total 461 16 33 0 16 1 21 2 7 0 538 19
As of 19:26, 27 August 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Findmypast
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Dean Lewington Career Stats". Soccerbase. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 

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