The Arsenal striker has been nominated for his stunning goal against Crystal Palace at the Emirates on January 1.
Former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's goal in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham was among those that failed to make the cut after initially being recognised.
New depression forecast to become Tropical Storm Ophelia; no threat to land
A few showers and storms are left across the area late this afternoon as tropical depression Nate departs into central Tennessee. Nate was expected to continue tracking northeastward, moving through the Ohio Valley and into the lower great lakes on Monday.
Castellanos is the second Venezuelan teen in consecutive years to reach the final three, following in the footsteps of countrywoman Daniuska Rodriguez who reached the top trio last year.
Voting for the victor concludes on October 23, with the prize awarded that evening during The Best FIFA Football Awards in London.
The other finalist - which was whittled down from a previous shortlist of 10 - is goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke who scored a bicycle kick playing for South African side Baroka.
Behavioural economist Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize in economics
Born 1945 in East Orange, Professor Thaler has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on integrating economics with psychology. The Nobel committee said Mr Thaler's work shows how human traits affect individual decisions as well as market outcomes.
Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana was nominated for the Puskas Award in 2016 with a long-range screamer for Bafana Bafana against Cameroon, but Malaysian Mohd Faiz Subri got the nod.
The Puskas Award is a Federation Internationale de Football Association award given to the player judged to have scored the best goal of the past year.
Earnhardt crashes in practice at Charlotte
He choked back tears in victory lane in part because partner Sherry Pollex, who is battling ovarian cancer, was not at the track . Denny Hamlin will lead the field to the green flag in the opening race of NASCAR's second round of the playoffs.