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||542||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:22, 14 March 2017 (UTC).
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.
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. 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. 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. At the end of the season, Wimbledon were relegated.
Milton Keynes Dons
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 2015, 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.
On 20 May 2014, it was announced that a testimonial match against Nottingham Forest would be played, in honour of Lewington's 10 years of service to the club. The match was played on 27 July 2014 at stadium:mk with 4,121 attending the game, including 1,286 from Nottingham Forest. In his 10 years at Milton Keynes Dons, he has amassed over 500 appearances in league and cup competitions.
- As of 24 November 2016.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Milton Keynes Dons||2004–05||League One||43||2||3||0||1||0||1||1||48||3|
- Milton Keynes Dons
- Football League One: Runners-Up 2014–15
- Football League Two: Champions 2007–08
- Football League Trophy: Winners 2007–08
- Bretland, Elliot (7 May 2015). "MK Dons has been built brick by brick and Karl Robinson is the architect of our success, says captain Dean Lewington following promotion to the Championship". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Sheffield Wed 4-2 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Wimbledon 2-1 Bradford". BBC Sport. 1 November 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Reading 0-3 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 26 December 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Wimbledon 0-3 Coventry". 21 February 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Wimbledon 1-0 Derby". BBC Sport. 9 May 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "MK Dons 5-1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- http://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/article/mk-dons-1-0-forest-1784976.aspx. Missing or empty
- "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 November 2016.