February 20 2009
3. Dean Lewington
Date of Birth: 18/05/1984
Previous clubs: Wimbledon
A product of the Wimbledon youth academy, Lewie was made Dons captain at the start of the 2008/09 season following the departure of Keith Andrews.
Left-back Lewington has been a part of the fall and the rise of both Wimbledon and now MK Dons, and is the only player remaining of the squad that moved from Selhurst Park to the National Hockey Stadium.
It is hard to believe that even by the end of the 2008/09 season, Dean will still be just short of his 25th birthday; not only because he has been through so much with the Dons, but because he plays with the composure and poise of a defender who has been in the game for a much longer period.
His consistently impressive form saw him linked with a £400,000 move to Championship outfit Swansea City in January 2009, but, unlike others in his position, he has never shown interest in leaving the club.