Messi is nominated for a strike featuring delicate skill for Barcelona against Arsenal in the Champions League; Neymar for a solo goal for Santos against Flamengo; and Wayne Rooney for his overhead kick in a Premier League Manchester derby match.
Inter Milan’s Dejan Stankovic is nominated for volleying in from 50 meters (yards) against Schalke in the Champions League.
United States forward Heather O’Reilly is nominated for a long-range strike against Colombia in the Women’s World Cup.
Users of FIFA.com and francefootball.fr websites can vote until Dec. 5.
The winner is announced Jan. 9 at FIFA’s annual gala.