ZURICH (REUTERS) - Six players from Bayern Munich's treble-winning team were included among 23 nominees for World Player of the Year announced by Fifa today.
The only British player to make the list was Wales international Gareth Bale.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was the only African to make the list but there were no representatives from Asia or Concacaf.
German internationals Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller and Philipp Lahm, Frenchman Franck Ribery and Dutchman Arjen Robben were the Bayern names on the list.
The usual favourites such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo were also accounted for.
Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Neymar and Thiago Silva were the South American nominees, along with Messi.
The final decision will be made by the captains and coaches of the national teams and international media representatives selected by France Football magazine.
The ceremony takes place in Zurich on Jan 13.