Neuer, Robben, Ronaldo up for UEFA award
Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates after receiving a bronze medal at the end of the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brasilia on July 12, 2014 - by Vanderlei Almeida
The winner, to be announced on August 28 in Monaco, where the draw for the group stage of the Champions League is taking place, will succeed last year's victor Franck Ribery.
A jury made up of journalists from the 54 member associations of UEFA will decide the winner.
Neuer and Robben were both part of the Bayern Munich side that won the domestic league and cup double in Germany last season, while the former was the outstanding goalkeeper at the World Cup and Robben impressed as the Dutch finished third.
Ronaldo did not shine at the World Cup but he did star as Real Madrid won the Champions League and Copa del Rey.