Gigi Buffon, Samuel Eto'o and Javier Zanetti are among the candidates for the 2011 Golden Foot award.
The winner of the public vote will receive a place on the Champions Promenade, a football version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Monte Carlo.
The jury of 58 sports journalists from around the world put together the list of 10 contenders for the award marking an historic career.
There are three Serie A figures in the list: Juventus goalkeeper Buffon, Inter captain Zanetti and his teammate Eto'o.
The other candidates are David Beckham (England, LA Galaxy), Iker Casillas (Spain, Real Madrid), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast, Chelsea), Ryan Giggs (Wales, Man Utd), Carles Puyol (Spain, Barcelona), Raul (Spain, Schalke 04) and Xavi Hernandez (Spain, Barcelona).
The public can vote online until October 7 and the winner will receive his award on October 10.