Lewington in 2011
|Full name||Dean Scott Lewington|
|Date of birth||18 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Kingston upon Thames, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Milton Keynes Dons|
|2004–||Milton Keynes Dons||428||(15)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:45, 04 May 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.
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
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 2011, Lewington is one of only 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 2013-2014 League One season in the last minute of a 3-2 victory over Stevenage F.C. at Broadhall Way. The 2-2 draw with Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on 26th 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.
On 20th 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 27th July 2014 at stadium:mk. In his 10 years at Milton Keynes Dons, he has amassed over 500 appearances in league and cup competitions.
|Season||Club||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Play-offs||Total|
|2004–05||MK Dons||League One||43||2||3||0||1||0||1||1||0||0||48||3|
|MK Dons Total||428||15||30||0||14||1||21||2||7||0||500||18|
- As of 23:45, 04 May 2014.