The nominees for the award are selected by France Football, while the voting is done by group of global journalists with no more than one per country.
According to BBC, Manchester City goal machine Sergio Aguero is also a notable name in the list of players contending for the prestigious prize. The victor of the prestigious Ballon d'Or organised by France Football magazine will be announced on December 3.
The first five names for the Ballon d'Or have been released on Monday morning.
Real Madrid have two players in the Ballon d'Or nominees - Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema while PSG star Edison Cavani become the final contender.
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Tottenham and England star Harry Kane makes the list after his Golden Boot award in the World Cup, while World Cup victor N'Golo Kante and his Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard also snagged nominations.
Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup victor with France and Europa League champion at Atletico Madrid, is nominated alongside global teammate and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.
The victor will be announced in Paris on 3 December with a women's victor awarded for the first time. Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who burst onto the global scene with his performances as France won the World Cup, is the favourite.
Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named on the shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or.