John Terry has been named Club Defender of the Year by Uefa at the Champions League draw in Monaco.

It is the third time the Chelsea captain has been handed the accolade, which was judged on performances in last season's Champions League and presented by Paolo Maldini.

He also won it last year and in 2005. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) and Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) were the other nominated defenders.

'What I try to do is come in to training and work very hard every day,' Terry said when asked what was behind his success. 'And not to be able to get my hands on the Champions League trophy, that is enough motivation for me. That is something I am aiming to do with Chelsea.'

Petr Cech was nominated for the Club Goalkeeper award which went to Man United's Edwin van der Sar.

Votes were cast by the coaches of the 16 teams that reached the knock-out stages of the competition. Best midfielder was Xavi and best forward was Lionel Messi, both of Barcelona.