Luka Modric, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or , with the Croatia star looking to end the domination the latter pair have had on the award.
The nominees for the award are selected by France Football, while the voting is done by group of international journalists with no more than one per country.
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Modric, coming off a year which saw him win the Champions League with Real Madrid and lead Croatia to the World Cup final, is seen as a strong possibility to break the hold Messi and Ronaldo have on the award.
Kylian Mbappe, who is favourite for the Kopa Trophy for the best player under the age of 21, also made the list.
Premier League record-breakers Manchester City are also well represented, with Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne among those selected.