- Lewandowski and Neuer on 23-man shortlist after superlative 2015/16 campaigns.
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- Lewy and Neuer both broke records last term.
Lewandowski and Neuer have been cornerstones of Bayern's recent successes. bundesliga.com takes a closer look at what won their place on the shortlist for 2016 - the first year of world football's governing body's rebranded accolade.
Lewandowski has already hit the ground running in 2016/17, with his seven goals in seven games helping the Bavarians to the top of the league and the Poland captain to bundesliga.com's October Player of the Month title.
Watch: All 30 of Lewandowski's goals from 2015/16:
His form is little surprise. The 28-year-old won the Törjagerkanone last term, plundering 30 league goals to help Bayern to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Bundesliga title. He scored five goals in nine minutes against VfL Woflsburg, picking up four Guinness World Records in the process, and ended the campaign with a total of 42 strikes in 51 matches for Bayern in all competitions.
Neuer has already kept five clean sheets in the Bundesliga this season, and Bayern's successes last term were underpinned by equally miserly defensive displays. Neuer featured in all 34 games in Bayern's title triumph, keeping no fewer than 21 clean sheets in that time - a Bundesliga record.
The 30-year-old also lifted the DFB Cup and German Supercup, and capped of the season as the Germany captain to boot, with former Bayern teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger retiring from the national team.
Watch: Neuer broke a 108-year-old Germany record last term: