Senegalese global Sadio Mane, Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann have been include in the nominees for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.
Premier League midfielders Philippe Coutinho, Kevin de Bruyne and N'Golo Kante, plus Manchester United keeper David de Gea, have also been selected.
Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak make up the rest of the five to be announced in France Football's second quintet.
The other 15 nominees will be announced later on Monday.
Kane has enjoyed a superb year, scoring 43 times in 37 appearances for club and country, to help Spurs qualify for the Champions League and England next year's World Cup.
The Portugal superstar lifted his fourth Ballon d'Or past year and another win would bring him level with Barcelona legend Messi.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Kane has been rewarded for his fine form in 2017 by being named on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or award.
Last year's award, which was the first since France Football and FIFA's collaboration ended, saw Ronaldo win the game's most prestigious individual honour for a fourth time.