Sergio Aguero has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or.
The former won a domestic double with Barcelona while the latter picked up a Champions League winners medal for the third successive year with Los Blancos, before jumping ship to Juventus in the summer.
During the turn of the decade FIFA and Ballon d'Or merged together and was presented as one prestigious award but that association came to an end in 2016.
Wales worldwide Gareth Bale, scorer of a brace in Real's European final win over Liverpool, is among the 10 names already released.
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PSG trio Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani are the only Ligue 1 players.
Four goalkeepers are also among the 30 - Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid, Liverpool and Brazil stopper Alisson Becker, Tottenham's France World Cup victor Hugo Lloris and Atletico's Jan Oblak.
The ceremony to announce the victor will take place in Paris on 3 December, when a women's award will be presented for the first time.
"In this best team in the world, there must be the best player in the world, right?"