Olympique Lyon, the triple winner of the Women's Champions League, dominates the list of 15 pre-selected women's Golden Ball candidates, placing seven of their female players in that group.
The list, published today by the organizer, France Football magazine, also includes the Brazilian Marta, from the North American Orlando Pride, already consecrated in September as the best footballer in 2017/18 for FIFA.
A college of about 40 journalists from around the world will now vote, from October 9 to November 9, to choose the one to be announced on December 3.
The feminine Euro Ball is a novelty, since between 2010 and 2016 there was a unified prize for the women's sector, FIFA and Bola de Ouro. Since 2016 this agreement has ended, and there are separate prizes.