Casillas leads World XI GK shortlist
Casillas is looking to win for the fifth time in a row after the 31-year-old Spain keeper won a second European Championship title and the Spanish league with Madrid.
Cech helped Chelsea win the Champions League and the FA Cup last season.
Bayern finished runner-up in the Champions League, while City and Juventus both won their domestic league titles.
The winner will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala on Jan. 7 2013.