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Here's everything you need to know about FIFA 21's Skill Moves

All the tips and tricks you need to top the league
By Vikki Blake
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Though your mate might insist that they're just a natural when it comes to pulling off that fancy footwork in FIFA 21, the truth is, your players' ability to feint and flick isn't merely a matter of nimble fingers and good timing.
Every player has their Skill Move capabilities indicated on their bio page and – as you've no doubt guessed – the higher the star rating, the more elaborate the tricks your player can pull off on the pitch. So if you've been wondering how much difference there is between a 1-star rating and the full complement, here's everything you need to know about FIFA 21's Skill Moves.
Strap on your boots, hit the Practice Arena, and pick your favourite player to put through the paces. Just don't forget that only the best of the best – namely Neymar, Vinicius Jr, and Aiden Mcgeady – can pull off the 5-star skills...

1-Star Skill Moves in FIFA 21

Skill Move

PlayStation

Xbox / PC gamepad

Bridge

Tap R1 x 2

Tap RB x 2

Directional Nutmeg

Hold L1 + R1 + RS direction

Tap LB + RB + RS direction

Standing Ball Juggle

L2 + Tap R1

Hold LT + Tap RB

Open up fake shot L/R

Hold L1 + Tap Square then Tap X and move LS top L/R

Hold LB + Tap X then Tap A and move LS top L/R

Flick Up

Hold L1 + Tap R3

Hold LB + Tap R3

2-Star Skill Moves in FIFA 21

Skill

PlayStation

Xbox / PC gamepad

Feint Forward and Turn

Flick RS down x 2

Flick RS down x 2

Body Feint R/L

Flick RS R/L

Flick RS R/L

Stepover R/L

Roll RS front to R/L

Roll RS front to R/L

Reverse Stepover R/L

Roll RS R/L to front

Roll RS R/L to front

Ball Roll R/L

Hold RS R/L

Hold RS R/L

Drag Back

L1 + R1 + LS flick down

LB + RB + LS flick down

3-Star Skill Moves in FIFA 21

Skill Move

PlayStation

Xbox / PC gamepad

Heel Flick

RS flick up then down

RS flick up then down

Roulette Right

Roll RS clockwise from bottom to R

Roll RS clockwise from bottom to R

Roulette Left

Roll RS anti-clockwise from bottom to L

Roll RS anti-clockwise from bottom to L

Fake Left and Go Right

Rotate RS across bottom from left to right

Rotate RS across bottom from left to right

Fake Right and Go Left

Rotate RS across bottom from right to left

Rotate RS across bottom from right to leftt

Heel Chop R/L

Hold L2 + Square, then X + LS hold R to L

Hold LT + X, then A + LS hold R to L

4-Star Skill Moves in FIFA 21

Skill Move

PlayStation

Xbox / PC gamepad

Ball hop (standing)

Hold L1 + tap R3

Hold LB + tap R3

Heel to Heel Flick

Flick up RS then down

Flick up RS then down

Simple Rainbow

Flick RS down then up twice

Flick RS down then up twice

Spin Right

Hold R1 + roll RS clockwise from bottom to R

Hold RB + roll RS clockwise from bottom to R

Spin Left

Hold R1 + roll RS anti-clockwise from bottom to L

Hold RB + roll RS anti-clockwise from bottom to L

Stop and Turn R/L (running)

Flick up RS then R/L

Flick up RS then R/L

Ball Roll Cut Right

RS Hold L + LS hold R

RS Hold L + LS hold R

Ball Roll Cut Left

RS Hold R + LS hold L

RS Hold R + LS hold L

Fake Pass (standing)

Hold R2 + Square, then X

Hold RT + X, then A

Fake Pass Exit R/L (standing)

Hold R2 + Square then X + LS top R/L

Hold RT + X then A + LS top R/L

Quick Ball Rolls

Hold down RS

Hold down RS

Drag to Heel

Hold L1 + RS flick down then flick R/L

Hold LB + RS flick down then flick R/L

Lane Change R/L

Hold L1 + RS hold R/L

Hold LB + RS hold R/L

Three Touch Roulette R/L

Hold L2 + RS flick down, then flick R to L

Hold LT + RS flick down, then flick R to L

Drag Back Spin R/L

RS flick down, then flick R to L

RS flick down, then flick R to L

5-Star Skill Moves in FIFA 21

Skill Move

PlayStation

Xbox / PC gamepad

Elastico

Roll RS on bottom from R to L

Roll RS on bottom from R to L

Reverse Elastico

Roll RS on bottom from L to R

Roll RS on bottom from L to R

Advanced Rainbow

RS flick down, hold up, then flick up

RS flick down, hold up, then flick up

Hocus Pocus

Roll RS down to L, then back R

Roll RS down to L, then back R

Triple Elastico

Roll RS down to R, then L

Roll RS down to R, then L

Ball Roll and Flick R/L (running)

Hold RS R/L, then flick up

Hold RS R/L, then flick up

Heel Flick Turn

Hold R1 + RS, flick up then down

Hold RB + RS, flick up then down

Sombrero Flick (standing)

RS up, up, down

RS up, up, down

Turn and Spin R/L

Flick up RS, then R/L

Flick up RS, then R/L

Ball Roll Fake R/L (standing)

RS hold R/L, then flick L/R

RS hold R/L, then flick L/R

Ball Roll Fake Turn

Hold L2 + RS - flick up, then L/R

Hold LT + RS - flick up, then L/R

Elastico Chop Right

Hold R1 + RS at bottom, move L to R

Hold RB + RS at bottom, move L to R

Spin Flick R/L

Hold R1 + RS, flick up then R/L

Hold RB + RS, flick up then R/L

Flick Over

Hold L1 + RS, hold up

Hold L1 + RS, hold up

Tornado Spin R/L

Hold L1 + RS, flick up, then flick R/L

Hold LB + RS, flick up, then flick R/L

Rabona Fake (jogging)

Hold L2 + Square, then X + LS down

Hold LT + X, then A + LS down

5-Star Juggling Tricks in FIFA 21

Skill Move

PlayStation

Xbox / PC gamepad

Laces Flick up

L2 + Hold R1

LT + RB

Sombrero Flick Backwards/R/L

Hold LS down/right/left

Hold LS down/right/left

Around the World

RS 360 degrees clockwise / anti-clockwise

RS 360 degrees clockwise / anti-clockwise

In Air Elastico

Flick RS R then L

Flick RS R then L

Reverse In Air Elastico

Flick RS L then R

Flick RS L then R

Flick Up for Volley

Hold LS up

Hold LS up

Chest Flick

Hold L2 + R3 x 2

Hold LT + R3 x 2

T. Around The World

RS 360 degrees, then flick RS up

RS 360 degrees, then flick RS up