Dean Lewington Defender 2002-


10-07-

Dean was born in Kingston-upon-Thames on 18 May 1984 and is the son of Ray Lewington, the England assistant manager.

He made his Wimbledon FC 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.

He moved with Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes in 2003 and has been here ever since, becoming the MK Dons captain in August 2008 after the departure of Keith Andrews to Blackburn Rovers.

On 2 December 2012, Dean captained the Dons in their highly-publicised first meeting against AFC Wimbledon, which the Dons won 2-1. On 12 January 2013, he made his 400th league appearance for the Dons against Bury. He 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 Dean make his 500th appearance for the 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 27 July 2014 the Dons played Nottingham Forest in a testimonial match to mark Dean’s 500 appearances.


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 27 July 2014 the Dons played Nottingham Forest in a testimonial match to mark Dean’s 500 appearances.