Gigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Pirlo have all been nominated for the illustrious Golden Foot 2014 award, an international prize handed to players over the age of 28.
The three Bianconeri, alongside Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi, are the only Italians who figure in the 30-strong shortlist of contenders for the Best Player of the Year recognition.
An online voting process, open to the general public, will see the list whittled down to 10 candidates. These will be revealed in April, prompting another round of votes ahead of October’s gala night in Monaco.
The eventual winner will be announced during the ceremony and presented with his award by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco before leaving his footprint on the Champions Promenade, an open-air museum situated on the Principality of Monaco’s waterfront.
The Golden Foot accolade, first handed over in 2003 to Roberto Baggio, also counts Pavel Nedved and Alessandro Del Piero amongst its previous winners.
Several legends of the game will also be invited to leave their permanent mark on the Champions Promenade, with Jean-Pierre Papin, Carlos Valderrama and Osvaldo Ardiles the three to be honoured last year.
You can register your votes for Buffon, Chiellini and Pirlo by clicking here