Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has been shortlisted among top stars for this year's Ballon d'Or award.
The 28-year-old attacker was superb for Los Blancos in their Champions League triumph over Liverpool in Kiev this May.
He scored two superb goals in the final of the competition - which includes the over-head kick at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
According to BBC, Manchester City goal machine Sergio Aguero is also a notable name in the list of players contending for the prestigious prize.
Others are Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris St-Germain attacker Edinson Cavani.
Regular names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Messi and a few others are expected to make the 30-man list of nominees which will be revealed during the day.
The Ballon d'Or, a prestigious award presented since 1956, is given to the best player of the year and this year's ceremony will take place in Paris on 3 December.