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FIFA 18 Skill Moves Guide: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS3, Xbox One & Xbox 360

Learn how to perform every FIFA 18 skill move on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS3 Xbox One and 360, including video tutorials.


Skill moves on FIFA games can separate the men from the boys. When games are tight, being able to beat a man with skill can make all the difference, so make sure you hit the arena and practice the skill moves.                                                      

You will find our Skill Move tutorial videos for each console at the bottom of this page

Hidden skill moves

Some of the latest additions to FIFA 18 do not appear in the skill moves menu. So this is your chance to get one over your mates.

Skill
PS4 & PS3 controls
Xbox One & 360 controls
Nintendo Switch controls
Cruyff TurnCircle/square then X + L opposite   directionB/X then A + L opposite directionY/A then B + L stick in opposite   direction
The BridgeHold R2 + flick R at opponentHold RT + flick R at opponentHold ZR + flick R stick at opponent
Sombrero flick (running)Hold R upHold R upHold R stick up
Forward Sombrero FlickFlick R upFlick R upFlick R stick up
El TornadoHold L1, Flick R up then leftHold LB, Flick R up then leftn/a

A great addition to FIFA 18 is the Cruyff Turn. Pioneered by and named after Holland, Ajax and Barcelona legend Johann Cruyff, his famous turn fakes a shot or cross, but develops into a beautiful 180 degree turn.

The Bridge is one of the oldest tricks in the book. You simply knock the ball one side of your opponent and run around the other to collect the ball. Any player can perform The Bridge. 

The Sombrero Flick comes in two forms. For five star players you can knock the ball over the head of opponent at speed. If the ball is already in the air, any player will be able to knock the ball up for a volley, or go around a defender. 

The subject of the FIFA 18 launch commercial, El Tornado sees your player flick the ball up for a volley whilst spinning around an opponent. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, Dele Alli and Icon Roberto Carlos can perform this trick so far, but EA are expected to add the skill to more players over the season. 

1 star skill moves

Skill
PS4 & PS3 controls
Xbox One & 360 controls
Nintendo Switch controls
Ball juggle (while standing)
Hold L2 + tap R1
Hold LT + tap RB
Hold ZL + tap R
Foot Fake (while standing)
Hold L1 + R1
Hold LB + RB
Hold L

2 star skill moves

Skill
PS4 & PS3 controls
Xbox One & 360 controls
Nintendo Switch controls
Body Feint Right
Flick R right
Flick R right
Flick R stick right
Body Feint Left
Flick R left
Flick R left
Flick R stick left
Stepover Right
Rotate R 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R stick 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock clockwise
Stepover Left
Rotate R 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock anti-clockwise
Reverse Stepover Right
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock anti-clockwise
Reverse Stepover Left
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 12 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 12 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 9 o’clock to 12 o’clock anti-clockwise
Ball Roll Left
Hold R left
Hold R left
Hold R stick left
Ball Roll Right
Hold R right
Hold R right
Hold R stick right
Drag Back (while standing)
R1 + flick L down
RB + flick L down
R + flick L stick down

3 star skill moves

Skill          
PS4  & PS3 controls
Xbox One & 360 controls
Nintendo Switch controls
Heel Flick
Flick R up then down
Flick R up then down
Flick R stick up then down
Flick Up
Flick R up x3
Flick R up x3
Flick R stick up x3
Roulette Right
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R stick 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock clockwise
Roulette Left
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock anti-clockwise
Fake Left & Go Right
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Fake Right & Go Left
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R stick 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise

4 star skill moves

Skill    
PS4 & PS3 controls
Xbox One & 360 controls
Nintendo Switch controls
Ball Hop (while standing)
Click R3
Click R stick
Click R stick
Heel to Heel Flick
Flick R up then down
Flick R up then down
Flick R stick up then down
Simple Rainbow
Flick R down, up then up
Flick R down, up then up
Flick R stick down, up then up
Advanced Rainbow
Flick R down, hold up then flick up
Flick R down, hold up then flick up
Flick R stick down, hold up then flick up
Feint Left & Exit Right
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Feint Right & Exit Left
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R stick 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Spin Left
Flick R down diagonally to the left
Flick R down diagonally to the left
Flick R stick down diagonally to the left
Spin Right
Flick R down diagonally to the right
Flick R down diagonally to the right
Flick R stick down diagonally to the   right
Stop and Turn Left (while running)
Flick R up then left
Flick R up then left
Flick R stick up then left
Stop and Turn Right
Flick R up then right
Flick R up then right
Flick R stick up then right
Ball Roll Cut Right
Hold R left then hold L right
Hold R left then hold L right
Hold R stick left then hold L right
Ball Roll Cut Left
Hold R right then hold L left
Hold R right then hold L left
Hold R stick right then hold L left

5 star skill moves

Skill    

PS4 & PS3 controls

Xbox One & 360 controls

Nintendo Switch controls
Elastico
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R stick 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Reverse Elastico
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Quick Ball Rolls
Hold R down
Hold R down
Hold R stick down
Hocus Pocus
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise, then 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise, then 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise, then 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise
Triple Elastico
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise, then 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise, then 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Rotate R stick 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock anti-clockwise, then 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock clockwise
Ball Roll & Flick Left (while running
Hold R right then flick up
Hold R right then flick up
Hold R stick right then flick up
Ball Roll & Flick Right (while running)
Hold R left then flick up
Hold R left then flick up
Hold R stick left then flick up
Sombrero Flick (while standing)
Flick R up, up, then down
Flick R up, up, then down
Flick R up, up, then down
Turn & Spin Left
Flick R up then left
Flick R up then left
Flick R up then left
Turn & Spin Right
Flick R up then right
Flick R up then right
Flick R up then right
Ball Roll Fake Left (while standing)
Hold R left then flick right
Hold R left then flick right
Hold R left then flick right
Ball Role Fake Right (while standing)
Hold R right then flick left
Hold R right then flick left
Hold R right then flick left
Rabona Fake
Hold L2 + square/circle then X + hold L down
Hold LT + X/B then A + L down
Hold ZL + Y/A then B + L stick down
Elastico Chop Left
Flick R down then left
Flick R down then left
Flick R stick down then left
Elastico Chop Right
Flick R down then right
Flick R down then right
Flick R stock down then right

5 star juggling tricks

Skill    
PS4  & PS3 controls
Xbox One & 360 controls
Nintendo Switch controls
Laces Flick Up
L2 + hold R1
LT + hold RB
ZL + hold R
Sombrero Flick Backwards
Hold L down
Hold L down
Hold L stick down
Sombrero Flick Left
Hold L left
Hold L left
Hold L stick left
Sombrero Flick Right
Hold L right
Hold L right
Hold L stick right
Around the World
Rotate R clockwise or anti-clockwise
Rotate R clockwise or anti-clockwise
Rotate R stick clockwise or anti-clockwise
In Air Elastico
Flick R right then left
Flick R right then left
Flick R stick right then left
Reverse In Air Elastico
Flick R left then right
Flick R left then right
Flick R stick left then right
Flick Up For Volley
Hold L up
Hold L up
Hold L stick up
Chest Flick
Hold L up, click L3, click tap R3 x3
Hold L up, click L stick, then click R   stick x3
Hold L up, click L stick, then click R stick x3
T. Around the World
Rotate R clockwise then flick R up
Rotate R clockwise then flick R up
Rotate R stick clockwise then flick R up

PlayStation 4 Skill Moves Tutorial

Xbox One Skill Moves Tutorial

Nintendo Switch Skill Moves Tutorial

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FIFA 18 Skill Moves Guide: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS3, Xbox One & Xbox 360

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