11 October, 2018
"There is a difference between [Gareth] Bale and Cristiano, who has made the difference for the last 10 years".
The last player to win the trophy before Ronaldo and Messi took over was Kaka in 2007. Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who burst onto the global scene with his performances as France won the World Cup, is the favourite.
Griezmann, who was ignored for FIFA's The Best awards, is among the top 30 for the Ballon d'Or nominees.
The 25-year-old played a big role in France's World Cup-winning campaign in Russian Federation, scoring in Les Bleus' 4-2 win over Croatia in the final.
Salah enjoyed one of the finest debut campaigns in Reds history with 44 goals after signing from Roma in 2017, including a record tally of 32 in a 38-game Premier League season.
Eden Hazard gives Chelsea another player in the running after starring alongside De Bruyne at the World Cup, with England's Golden Boot victor Harry Kane also included.
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Modric's worldwide team-mates Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Rakitic are also on the shortlist, as are Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
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. "The best team in the world surely possesses the best player, right?"
Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Frenchman Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani completes the five-man list.
Five-time victor Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann lead the shortlist for football's most prestigious individual prize, while Kylian Mbappe is the standout in the race for the new Kopa Trophy for young players.
Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair.