The other five candidates for the award were Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Juergen Klopp (Liverpool), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) and Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona).
Also, he helped Croatia to the final of the 2018 World Cup.
The victor will be announced at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on September 24.
World football governing body FIFA will on Tuesday announce the shortlists for the four awards which will feature at the third edition of "The Best FIFA Football Awards".
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been nominated for the Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2018.
Hazard, 27, won the FA Cup with Chelsea in May and then collected the Silver Ball in Russian Federation after inspiring Belgium to third - their best World Cup finish.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who guided the Premier League champions to a record-breaking tally of 100 points last season, is also a nominee.
He won it past year, beating Leo Messi in the voting, who finished second.
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The other two awards are "The Best FIFA Men's Coach" and "The Best FIFA Women's Player".
Deschamps became only the third person to lift win the World Cup as both a player and a coach in the men's game.
He played a huge role in Barcelona's domestic double (La Liga and Copa del Rey) last season. The 30-year-old showed an exceptional work rate for which he received praise from coaches from the club and the national team.
A fine season with Liverpool ended with heartbreak after the team lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid.
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Portugal global Ronaldo scored 15 goals as Real won the Champions League for a third successive campaign and, following the World Cup, he joined Juventus in an unexpected £99million move.