Real Madrid players Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo have been nominated for the Golden Foot award – a prize given to the best player aged 28 or over in Europe.
The award, created in 2003, is designed to recognise outstanding sporting achievement by older footballers both individually and as members of their teams.
Two other former Los Blancos players are also on the 10-man shortlist: David Beckham and Samuel Etoo.
The other candidates for the award, selected by a panel of leading sports writers from around the world, include Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, David Trezeguet, Andres Iniesta and Didier Drogba. The Golden Foot 2013 will be presented at a ceremony in Monaco.
Roberto Baggio was the first player to win the prize in 2003. Former Real Madrid players Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos have also been honoured with the award in 2006 and 2008 respectively.