For the FIFPro World 11 award, nearly 25,000 professional footballers from 65 different countries will cast their votes choosing between five goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards on the list.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi however have been named in the awards a record 11 times each - every year since 2007.
The FIFA FIFPro World11 is decided by the players, for the players and involves votes from nearly 25,000 professional footballers from 65 different countries.
The list is meant to honour contributions by individual players throughout the 2017/18 season.
The final lineup will be revealed in London on September 24.
Each participating footballer should select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards, based on players' performance between July 3, 2017 and July 15, 2018.
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De Gea, on a five-man shortlist that includes last year's victor Gianluigi Buffon, is joined by Manchester United teammate Pogba, who has been strongly linked with an exit from Old Trafford.
There is also no room for Bale, despite the Real Madrid forward scoring 21 goals in all competitions last season, including two in the Champions League final.
Ivan Rakitić is also among the selected midfielders, returning to the list after being included in 2015 and 2016.
The two sides have a lot of players nominated by Federation Internationale de Football Association to be in their team of the year, more than any other clubs including Man City and PSG.
Former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta is on the list for the 12th consecutive year.
The nominations are in for the FIFPro World XI and it includes 15 players now playing their trade in the Premier League.