The FIFA Football Awards was dominated by Liverpool trio Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in a 10-man list for the men’s prize.
Other stars nominated include Former Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
While England’s Lucy Bronze and Ellen White are contenders in the women’s category.
Lionesses manager Phil Neville and US head coach Jill Ellis have also been nominated in the best women’s coach category.
Premier League managers Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino have been nominated for the best men’s coach award.
The winners will be revealed on 23 September, following a public vote.
By Olukayode Oniwinde