CRISTIANO RONALDO and Fernando Torres will go head-to-head to be crowned the world's best player.
The Premier League pair are both on the five-man shortlist for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
Ronaldo and Torres are joined by Kaka, Lionel Messi and Xavi.
Manchester United star Ronaldo has already won the European Player of the Year award for his stunning performances in 2008.
The Portugal winger is the hot favourite to make it a double celebration but faces strong competition from his rival quartet.
Torres enjoyed a sensational debut season with Liverpool and was also a key figure - alongside Barcelona's Xavi - in helping Spain to win Euro 2008.
Kaka again impressed at the helm of AC Milan's ageing side, while Messi is excelling at Barca.
This is the first year five players, rather than three, have been named on the shortlist.