Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure are the five Premier League nominees on the 23-man Ballon d'Or shortlist, which also includes current holder Cristiano Ronaldo and odds-on favourite Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will battle for the coach of the year award with other eight managers, including Luis Enrique, who led Barcelona to the treble during his first season in charge at the Nou Camp.
Fifa and France Football have announced the names of the nominees, taking into consideration their achievements over the last 12 months. The captains and head coaches of the men's national teams as well as international media representatives selected by France Football will vote for the awards, and the winners will be announced on 11 January 2016 at the Zurich Kongresshaus.
La Liga have more representatives than the Premier League, providing 11 players to the list, while the Germans have five nominees, with players who have transferred during the summer recognised for their contribution to both clubs.
Meanwhile Serie A has one current player in Paul Pogba while former Juventus star Arturo Vidal - now of Bayern Munich - is also included alongside the sole Ligue 1 representative of Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is the only British player named.
Barcelona lead the way with six players nominated in Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic and Andres Iniesta, following an impressive campaign where they won the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
Football shortlists for the Fifa Ballon d'Or 2015
Sergio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium/VfL Wolfsburg/Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain), Andrés Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich), Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona), Paul Pogba (France/Juventus), Ivan Rakitić (Croatia/FC Barcelona), Arjen Robben (Netherlands/FC Bayern Munich), James Rodríguez (Colombia/Real Madrid), Alexis Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona), Yaya Touré (Côte d'Ivoire/Manchester City), Arturo Vidal (Chile/Juventus/FC Bayern Munich).
Fifa world coach of the year for men's football 2015
Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus), Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid), Laurent Blanc (France/Paris Saint-Germain), Unai Emery (Spain/Sevilla FC), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich), Luis Enrique Martínez (Spain/FC Barcelona), José Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea), Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina/Chilean national team), Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal).