Aina’s nomination was announced on Hull City’s verified Twitter handle.
The loanee defender from Chelsea is competing for the award along with Hull City teammates, Jarrod Bowen and Nouha Dicko.
The game which was played on January 6, saw Aina out jump his marker and connect with a powerful header from a corner, to send Hull into the Fourth Round.
Hull fans are expected to cast their votes for the winner from the three shortlisted players for the award.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 10.