The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday December 3, with television coverage from 20:45 CET.
The Ballon d'Or is separate from FIFA's own world player of the year awards, which was won by Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric.
During the turn of the decade FIFA and Ballon d'Or merged together and was presented as one prestigious award but that association came to an end in 2016.
Alisson helped Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals last season and is the second-most expensive goalkeeper in history.
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is nominated as is another prolific South American striker, Edinson Cavani of Uruguay and Paris Saint-Germain.
Kane, the only English player to be named so far, is also up against Ronaldo's former Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale and Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante.
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Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line for Arsenal , with Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan providing support from out wide. The Frenchman was nominated for the Premier League player of the month for September and has started October in a similar vein.
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Two goalkeepers are also among the first 15 - Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid and Liverpool and Brazil stopper Alisson Becker.
Also making the cut are Juve's Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool's Sadio Mane, while Barcelona are also represented by Croat defender Ivan Rakitic.
Brazil's Marta, crowned best women's player for a record sixth time at last month's Federation Internationale de Football Association awards, is also in contention after her role in winning the Copa America.
The ceremony to announce the victor will take place in Paris on 3 December, when a women's award will be presented for the first time.
Kylian Mbappe, who is favourite for the Kopa Trophy for the best player under the age of 21, also made the list.
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Romer resigned from the World Bank in January 2018 after raising questions about how the institution was ranking countries. The 62-year-old Romer meanwhile won for "integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis".
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You can see the squad we've picked, it's very different to the Spain squad for example in terms of those big-match experiences. The 18-year-old winger is enjoying a sensational start to 2018/19 and has been rewarded with a first Three Lions call-up.
In the second half, Ross Barkley rose to the occasion and made it 2-0 for his side after receiving a lay off from Olivier Giroud . However, he does like to score against the Saints, who top the Giroud versus stats with eight goals against.
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Murad, 25, is the second youngest Nobel peace prize laureate after Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she won in 2014. The hospital opened in 1999, in the midst of the Congo wars, a brutal conflict that began in 1996.
After the forthcoming worldwide break, their next six games include matches against Chelsea, Juventus twice and Manchester City . Migliaccio also does not believe Zidane wants to manage in England either, suggesting his style differs from the English game.
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