Trio up for Ballon d'Or
France forward Ribery has had a sparkling year for treble-winners Bayern Munich.
Gareth Bale did not make the cut from the 23-man longlist despite scoring 26 goals for Tottenham last term before becoming the world's most expensive player when he joined Real Madrid for 100million euros (Â£85.3million) in September.
The winner will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich on January 13, 2014.
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