Usain Bolt failed to earn a contract with the Central Coast Mariners and also failed to secure a professional deal with Malta side Valletta.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, Southampton's Danny Ings, Burnley's Nick Pope and Leicester's Jamie Vardy were also nominated.
Bayern Munich will start their title defence against Schalke and will be looking to win their ninth consecutive Bundesliga championship.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to give Arsenal a major boost and put pen to paper on a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.
United States teenager Konrad de la Fuente could make his Champions League debut with Barcelona against Napoli this weekend.
United duo Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood were also nominated alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jack Grealish, Dean Henderson and Mason Mount.
The Champions League is back! But it's not just this season's tournament -- 2020-21 also begins.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the Champions League in their careers. Let's hope we get one last head-to-head in the tournament.
Is Man City boss Pep Guardiola prepared to be like Zinedine Zidane in order to add a fourth Champions League title to his name?
Mercedes and Formula One are at loggerheads over the next commercial agreement for 2021 and beyond, with the Aug. 12 deadline fast approaching and neither side willing to budge.