The Norway striker last week won the UEFA Player of the Year award for last season.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Haaland’s City teammate Kevin De Bruyne are also among the 30 nominees for the award, the winner of which will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on October 30.
Benzema, who ended a 14-year tenure at Real Madrid in June when he moved to Saudi club Al-Ittihad, has also been nominated.
Bonamati, winner of the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award, looks a favorite to claim the Ballon d’Or after being the outstanding player as Spain won the World Cup in Sydney last month.
She also starred in Barcelona’s Champions League win and is expected to replace her club and international colleague Alexia Putelas, who won the previous two years.