Football: Four Bayern Munich stars in shortlist for Europe's top player

PARIS (AFP) - Four Bayern Munich stars were nominated in a 10-man list by Uefa on Tuesday to decide the top player plying his trade in Europe.

The award will be handed out on Aug 29 in Monaco, the day of the Champions League group-stage draw and a day before the European Super Cup.

Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger made the list alongside Barcelona's World Player of the Year Lionel Messi and Tottenham's English Premier League Player of the Year Gareth Bale.

The 10-man shortlist: Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).