Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have been nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
But there is no place for Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, the first time since 2006 he has not made the top three.
Ronaldo scored 44 times for Real Madrid last term, including 15 strikes in the Champions League as the LaLiga giants claimed a third successive European title.
Modric was also pivotal to that success before inspiring Croatia’s run to the World Cup final.
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Salah did not enjoy such a productive time in Russia, as Egypt bowed out at the group stage, but swept the board in terms of individual awards in England after a magnificent debut season for Champions League finalists Liverpool.
Like Ronaldo, Salah netted 44 times across all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Ronaldo has won the FIFA award the last two years.