Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Manuel Neuer have made the final short list.
Manuel Neuer became the first goalkeeper since 2002 to make the final shortlist for the coverted Ballon d'Or.
Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in Barcelona's 5-1 rout of Sevilla.
In the big games, Portugal beat Argentina, England beat Scotland and Germany beat Spain.
It was goals galore on Friday as European teams battled in the qualifying rounds for the Euro 2016.
Notable absentees include US goalkeeper Tim Howard and Costa Rica stopper Keylor Navas.