Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Neymar were on Monday named on the shortlist for FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or along with double reigning title holder, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

While Portuguese Ronaldo has triumphed over the last two seasons, Argentinian Messi has previously won the coveted award four times. Brazilian Neymar makes the shortlist for FIFA's World Player of the Year for the first time.