Cristiano Ronaldo will be in the thick of a third consecutive FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award after being named to the shortlist on Tuesday, however, nine other players will be gunning for the Juventus attacker.
After winning the award in 2016 and 2017, the Portugal international aims to take home the honors again in 2018.
Meanwhile, PSG star Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, Lionel Messi and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah will go for their first The Best award.
Messi has finished runner up in the two previous votings.
Below are the nominees for FIFA Men’s Player of the Year.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)