The Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to add another garland the Best FIFA Men's Player on Monday in Zurich.
After Champions League and Euro 2016 success for club and country last year, Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite for yet another accolade for his bulging trophy cabinet.
FIFA ended its six year collaboration with magazine France Football for the Ballon d'Or award and is now to unveil its own brand new "Best" distinction.
With his Ballon d'Or safely tucked away after his third Champions League title, thanks in major part to his 16 goals in 12 games, as well as Portugal's Euro 2016 success the country's first major crown the men's new FIFA title.
Ronaldo himself acknowledged to sports daily Marca late last year that it was a "fantastic season, "indeed" perhaps my best on an individual and team level."
Zidane will face challenges from Claudio Ranieri, surprise English Premier League winner with Leicester, and Portugal boss Fernando Santos for the top coach award.
Zidane, 44, modestly says he does not expect to win.