Egyptian Mohammed Salah of Liverpool features on a 10-man shortlist for the Best Fifa Men’s Player award for 2018.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and new Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo are also included.
Lucy Bronze England’s full back is on the shortlist for the best women’s player.
Tottenham forward Kane, 24, won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Russia with six goals as England attained their best finish in foreign soil.
He went into the World Cup on the back of registering his first 30-goal haul in a Premier League season.
And Kane maintained that form at the finals, becoming the first English player to win the top scorers’ prize since Gary Lineker in 1986.