The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has announced the top three nominees for the 2013 World player of the year which is known as "Ballon d'or award".
Lionel Messi is in the running to win his 5th successive award in a row. The Argentine and Barcelona player is currently sidelined with an injury. He has scired plenty of goals for both club and country in 2013.
He also led Barcelona to the Spanish primera liga title in May.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the list that was released in Zurich, Switzerland. The Portuguese star was instrumental to the qualification of Portugal for the Brazil 2014 World cup. The former Manchester United player scored four goals against Sweden in the play off games that were played last month.
He led Real Madrid to the semi final of the UEFA champions league and his club finished as runners up in the Spanish league and King's cup.
He's the joint top scorer in the on going Spanish league with 15 goals.
Frank Ribery won the UEFA player of the season award after helping Bayern Munich to win a treble. His club won the UEFA champions league, German Bundesliga and German cup.
The Frenchman was also pivotal to the qualification of his country for next year's World cup in Brazil.
Jurgen Klopp, Heynckens and Alex Fergusson are I three nominees for coach of the year award while Neymar's goal against Japan was nominated for the Puskas goal of the year award.
The award night will be held in January 2014.