Radamel Falcao, Andrea Pirlo, Neymar, Xavi and Andres Iniesta are the other leading names nominated.
The winner will be announced in January in Switzerland after the 23 strong list is reduced to three.
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Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.