Magazine 'France Football' published on Monday their list of 30 names for who could win the Ballon d'Or in December. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was on the list - along with team-mates Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.
The Argentine, who has won the award five times in his career, will be hoping to make that six on December 3.
Messi shared the list with other favourites like Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mbappé, Griezmann, Neymar, Cavani, Bale and Pogba, among others.
Despite not winning the Champions League or the World Cup, Messi did lead Barca to a league and cup double.