Salah has been chosen after finishing runner-up with Liverpool in last season’s Champions League.
The Egyptian scored an incredible 44 goals in his debut season at Liverpool, just three shy of Ian Rush’s club-record seasonal haul.
Ronaldo was nominated after winning his fifth Champions League with Real Madrid – his third in straight succession – and finishing top scorer in the competition for a sixth season running.
And finally, Modric enjoyed a fantastic season, winning the Champions League alongside Ronaldo, as well as finishing runner up at the World Cup and claiming the Golden Ball.
But there was no space on the shortlist for Barcelona star Messi, who were dumped out of Europe’s top competition to Roma in the last-eight stage.
The award recognises the top players featuring for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season.
The stars are judged on their displays in all competitions, at domestic, continental and international level.