The Swiss was also recognized with a nomination for comeback of the year.
Australian track star Sally Pearson has been nominated for a prestigious Laureus World Sport Award following her emotional gold medal win at the world championships past year.
The shortlists were decided by votes from worldwide journalists and the Laureus academy of famous sportsmen and sportswomen will pick the winners for most of the awards, which include team of the year, action sportsperson of the year and disabled sportsperson of the year.
The France Davis Cup team, Golden State Warriors, New England Patriots, Mercedes and New Zealand's America's Cup winners are the other contenders for the Team of the Year award.
"Emirates Team New Zealand are truly honoured to be nominated for this prestigious award alongside some other remarkable teams", Dalton said".
The New Zealand crew, skippered by Australian Glen Ashby, won sailing's greatest prize with a 7-1 victory over defending champions Oracle Team USA in Bermuda in June.
"For me Sally is one of the bravest athletes in the world", Freeman said.
"It is testament to their efforts that they are now competing with the biggest football, Formula One, American football and basketball teams in the world for a prestigious global sports Award".
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Former Olympic champion Cathy Freeman praised Pearson on her nomination.
After a stellar year in the ring in which he unified the WBA, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles, boxer Anthony Joshua is nominated in the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year category.
British distance runner Mo Farah, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, cyclist Chris Froome, Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Federer have been nominated for Sportsman of the Year.
The great Serena Williams is among the nominees for World Sportswoman of the Year after winning the Australian Open while pregnant.
The team is shortlisted alongside NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, Formula One World Champions Mercedes, Super Bowl champions New England Patriots, football's Champions League winners Real Madrid and tennis' France Davis Cup Team.
Brazilian football team Chapecoense are shortlisted for comeback of the year and best sporting moment after their return to competition following a plane crash that 19 players, but there will be eyebrows raised at American sprinter Justin Gatlin's presence on the comeback list after his two bans for doping.
Tyler Wright (Australia) surfing, John John Florence (US) surfing, Anna Gasser (Austria) snowboarding, Mark McMorris (Canada) snowboarding, Nyjah Huston (US) skateboarding, Armel Le Cleac'h (France) sailing.