Fifa name World Player list
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fifa have unveiled their shortlist for the World Player of the Year.Fifa have unveiled their shortlist for World Player of the Year, with Thierry Henry, and Wayne Rooney amongst a wealth of Premiership stars included.
Rooney is one of six British players in the list, with Real Madrid pair Michael Owen and David Beckham, Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs of Wales also included.
Ten players from current Premiership clubs are named, Arsenal's French pair Henry and Robert Pires, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy from Manchester United, Liverpool's Milan Baros and Didier Drogba from Chelsea joining the British stars.
Ten players from Italian clubs are included, 12 from Spain's La Liga and three from the German Bundesliga.
Current holder Zinedine Zidane is again amongst the nominees, along with an astounding six of his Real Madrid team-mates.
Adriano, Roberto Ayala, Michael Ballack, Milan Baros, David Beckham, Gianluigi Buffon, Cafu, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o, Luis Figo, Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Oliver Kahn, Kaka, Frank Lampard, Henrik Larsson, Roy Makaay, Paolo Maldini, Pavel Nedved, Alessandro Nesta, Michael Owen, Robert Pires, Raul, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Andrei Shevchenko, Ruud van Nistlerooy, Theo Zagorakis, Zinedine Zidane.