Hazard has been named within the 30-man shortlist, which was announced by France Football earlier this week.
The recognition comes after the 26-year-old scored 17 goals in all competitions last season and helped Chelsea claim the Premier League title.
"It is not a goal at all," the London Evening Standard quotes the playmaker as saying. "Last year I tried to make the best season possible. It was an excellent year."
Hazard also made the shortlist in 2013, 2014 and 2015.