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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 October 2005, 13:43 GMT 14:43 UK
England quartet on Fifa shortlist
England midfielders David Beckham and Frank Lampard
Beckham and Lampard are two of four England players nominated
A quartet of England internationals have made the shortlist for Fifa's World Player of the Year awards.

Midfielders David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are in line for the prestigious honour, alongside teenage striker Wayne Rooney.

The coaches and captains of every national team will cast their votes in the coming weeks.

The award, which was won last year by Barcelona's Ronaldinho, will be announced on 19 December in Zurich.

The list of 30 male players will initially be whittled down to three players, with their names being announced in late November or early December.

Complete shortlist of male nominees:
Adriano (Inter), Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich), David Beckham (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Cafu (AC Milan), Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd), Deco (Barcelona), Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Juventus), Kaka (AC Milan), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Paolo Maldini (AC Milan), Pavel Nedved (Juventus), Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan), Jay-Jay Okocha (Bolton), Raul (Real Madrid), Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid), Robinho (Real Madrid), Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

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