LaLiga Santander Club has never won the award
For the third consecutive year, Real Madrid find themselves among the nominations for Team of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
The Champions League winners are listed alongside Europe's Ryder Cup team who, thanks in part to Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm, reclaimed the trophy in Paris.
Also on the shortlist are France's World Cup winners, NBA champions Golden State Warriors and Formula One Constructors' Championship winners Mercedes AMG Petronas.
Norway's Winter Olympic team is also included after their impressive medal haul of 39 at the PyeongChang games in February.
The award ceremony will take place on 18 February in Monaco.
Only two Spanish teams have won this prize before: the World Cup winners in South Africa in 2011 after winning the trophy the year before and Barcelona for their 2011 Champions League success.