Aside from Napoli defender Koulibaly and Liverpool striker Mane, Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, England), Riyad Mahrez of Algeria (Manchester City, England) and Egypt's Mohamed Salah (FC Liverpool, England) are in the hunt for Africa's first Ballon d'Or since 1995.
Lionel Messi was named the FIFA FIFPro Best Men's Player last month and would be challenging Van Dijk for the prize.
More names are to be released throughout the day, with it widely expected that the final three will be the same trio that led the way in the FIFA Men's Best Player award: victor Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.
L'athlète paralympique belge Marieke Vervoort est décédée
En septembre dernier , l'athlète avait pu rouler à bord d'une Race Lamborghini Huracan Evolution sur le circuit flamand de Zolder. Marieke Vervoort a alors pratiqué de nombreux sports: "le basket en fauteuil roulant, la natation puis le triathlon".
The comment may come as a surprise to anyone familiar with van Nistelrooy's career, as he played alongside Messi's rival Cristiano Ronaldo at both Manchester United and Real Madrid.
There is a place too for Paris St Germain's World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe.
Messi won his sixth Federation Internationale de Football Association award last month, edging Van Dijk who starred in Liverpool's Champions League-winning team.
Salah was nominated for the award after an incredible year which saw the Egyptian win the 2019 UEFA Champions League title following Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in June.
Chiefs won't put timeline on QB's return
It's also possible the Chiefs believe Mahomes has a legitimate chance to play Sunday. Kansas City doesn't want to speculate how much time Patrick Mahomes might miss.
The Liverpool centre-back was among seven team-mates nominated, including Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino.
Van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum also figured in the five nominees from a resurgent Netherlands team.
The Champions League returns tonight and Tottenham are at home to Serbian side Red Star Belgrade. The winners of the awards will be revealed in December 2nd in Paris.
Tiger Woods declares himself ready for action after knee surgery
Each hole on the course has two putting surfaces, but only the par 4 fourth will use both over the course of the tournament. Woods said that after the surgery, he has improved the possibilities to justify himself for the December event.