Cristiano Ronaldo is the standout name, although Luka Modric's performances for both Real Madrid and Croatia will see him as a contender, while teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe is the youngest inclusion after his stellar performances for France at the World Cup.
World football governing body FIFA will on Tuesday announce the shortlists for the four awards which will feature at the third edition of "The Best FIFA Football Awards".
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been nominated for The Best FIFA Men's Player 2018 award.
Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia), Zlatko Dalic (Croatia), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Roberto Martinez (Belgium), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Gareth Southgate (England) and Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona) are also nominated.
The Best FIFA Football Awards are not only the game's highest honour for coaches and footballers, but also a celebration in which football fans play a vital and active part.
Federation Internationale de Football Association also announced the 10 nominees for The Best Women's Player award: Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder, Ada Hegerberg, Amandine Henry, Samantha Kerr, Saki Kumagai, Dzsenifer Marozsan, Marta, Megan Rapinoe and Wendie Renard.
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes is another nominee after leading the Blues to the Women's Super League title and the semifinals for the Champions League.