The three contenders were chosen from a 23-man list that also included Wales and Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale. The winners will be announced at a gala in Zurich on 11 January. The other award categories are women’s world player of the year and men’s football world coach of the year. FiIFA’s nominees are Carli Lloyd, Aya Miyama, Celia Sasic for Women’s world player of the year. FIFA nominated Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola, Jorge Sampaoli for World coach of the year for men’s football and Jill Ellis, Mark Sampson, Norio Sasaki for World coach of the year for women’s football.