Other honours such as world player of the year will be handed out on Monday evening and Burrows is relishing the prospect of rubbing shoulders with some of the greats of the game.
"It would be surreal sitting beside (Lionel) Messi and people like Wesley Sneijder," he said.
A number of Messi's club-mates are expected to attend Monday's awards and Burrows is bringing a Barcelona shirt in the hope of getting a number of autographs from Camp Nou stars.
But Burrows will also get the red carpet treatment throughout his stay in Zurich with a limousine picking up the Glentoran striker and club chairman Aubrey Ralph on their arrival in Switzerland.
In order to look the part, Burrows has had a suit handmade for the special occasion.
In terms of the other main challengers, Messi scored his nominated goal for Barcelona against Valencia when he wriggled past three players before rifling into the bottom corner.
Nasri has been rewarded for a similar effort against Porto, while Robben's was a fine individual effort for Bayern Munich, culminating in a sweet curled finish.
Retired Netherlands captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst is also in contention for his spectacular 30-yarder in the World Cup semi-final defeat of Uruguay, as is South Africa's Siphiwe Tshabalala, who scored the opening goal of the tournament against Mexico.
Kumi Yokoyama of Japan is the only woman shortlisted, with the nominees completed by Neymar (Santos), Hamit Altintop (Turkey) and Linus Hallenius of Sweden's Hammarby, who in one fluid movement took the ball on his chest, flicked it over his head with his right foot and volleyed in with his left from the edge of the box.
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