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FIFA 22 skill moves list: New skills and best 5-star players

Skills are a crucial part of FIFA 22, and can make a big difference against the best players. Here’s how to perform every single trick.

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FIFA 22 player dribbling past defender

In FIFA 22, it’s sometimes tough to break down those stubborn defenses. Throwing in some skills can be the perfect way to open up space and look impressive while doing it. Here’s a full guide on all the skill moves in FIFA 22 and the ones you need to learn.

Defending in FIFA 22 has seen a bit of a revamp, and players are much keener to stay in formation and make life difficult for the attacking team. This means it can be difficult to create chances for your strikers.

Skills are a vital weapon in your FIFA arsenal and can be the secret to unlocking those tightly packed defenses. There’s plenty of flicks and tricks to choose from in FIFA 22, so here’s every single one – as well the ones you should learn first.

It’s worth noting that the directions in each input relate to which way the player is facing.

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FIFA 22 new skills

Mbappe performing roulette in FIFA

Every year, EA throws some new fancy skills into the mix to keep cocky full-backs on their toes. For FIFA 22, four more have been added and they’re all on the more advanced side of the scale.

Surely you’ve seen these show up in plenty of FUT Champions games throughout the course of the season.

  • Skilled Bridge (4-star): Hold L2/LT + Double Tap R1/RB
  • Four Touch Turn (4-star): Hold L2/LT + Flick RS Back + Flick RS Back
  • Scoop Turn Fake (4-star): Hold LS the opposite way after doing a forward Scoop Turn (see 4-star skills)
  • First Time Spin (5-star): Hold L1/LB + R1/RB as the ball comes towards the player

FIFA 22 1-star skill moves

Mbappe controlling a ball in FIFA 22

These are the basic selection of skills that can be pulled off by any player on the pitch all the way down to the goalkeepers.

While none of these are revolutionary, the Bridge, in particular, is still a great way to quickly get around an unsuspecting defender.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
BridgeTap R1 twiceTap RB twice
Directional NutmegHold L1 + R1 + Flick RSHold LB + R1 + Flick RS
Flick UpHold L1 + Click R3Hold LT + Click RS
Open Up Fake ShotHold L1 + Tap shoot then tap pass and move LS up then left or rightHold LB + Tap shoot then tap pass and move LS up then left or right
Standing Ball JuggleHold L2 + Tap R1Hold LT + Tap RB

FIFA 22 2-star skill moves

Son dribbling in FIFA 22

The tricks in the next rank-up are still relatively easy to perform and can be used by nearly every player in the game with the exception of keepers.

Skills like Stepovers might not be the most glamorous, but they’re still handy to keep in mind. In fact, as the game’s meta progresses, occasionally using simpler inputs could catch your opponent off guard.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Ball RollHold RS left or rightHold RS left or right
Body FeintFlick RS left or rightFlick RS left or right
Drag BackHold L1 + R1 + Flick LS downHold LB + RB + Flick LS down
Feint Forward and TurnFlick RS down twiceFlick RS down twice
Reverse StepoverRoll RS from left or right to forwardRoll RS from left or right to forward
StepoverRoll RS from forward to left or rightRoll RS from forward to left or right

FIFA 22 3-star skill moves

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

Now we’re getting to the much more useful commands. The Roulette is particularly useful in the middle park for quickly breaking through the lines and bypassing the opponent’s midfielders.

The Heel Chop helps create space in the penalty area and confuses any defenders hoping to put in a block.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Fake Left and Go RightRoll RS down from left to rightRoll RS down from left to right
Fake Right and Go LeftRoll RS down from right to leftRoll RS down from right to left
Heel ChopHold L2 + shoot, then Tap pass and roll left stick from right to leftHold LT + shoot, then Tap pass and roll left stick from right to left
Heel FlickFlick RS up then downFlick RS up then down
Roulette LeftRoll RS clockwise from bottom to leftRoll RS clockwise from bottom to left
Roulette RightRoll RS clockwise from bottom to rightRoll RS clockwise from bottom to right

FIFA 22 4-star skill moves

Mbappe dribbling in FIFA 22

With 4-star skills, you’re starting to hit the more advanced moves that only the more gifted players can pull off.

These can usually be used by wide players or attacking midfielders who are known to be good on the ball.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Ball HopHold L1 + Click R3 (while stood still)Hold LB + Click RS (while stood still)
Ball Roll Cut LeftHold RS right + Hold LS leftHold RS right + Hold LS left
Ball Roll Cut RightHold RS left + Hold LS rightHold RS left + Hold LS right
Drag Back SpinFlick RS down then left or rightFlick RS down then left or right
Drag to HeelHold L1 + flick RS down then left or rightHold LB + flick RS down then left or right
Fake PassHold R2 + Tap shoot then pass (while stood still)Hold RT + Tap shoot then pass (while stood still)
Fake Pass ExitHold R2 + Tap shoot then pass + Hold LS left or right (while stood still)Hold RT + Tap shoot then pass + Hold LS left or right (while stood still)
Four Touch TurnHold L2 + Flick RS Back twiceHold LT + Flick RS Back twice
Heel to Heel FlickFlick RS down then upFlick RS down then up
Lane ChangeHold L1 + RS right or leftHold LB + RS right or left
Quick Ball RollsClick + Hold R3Click + Hold RS
Scoop Turn FakeTap shoot then pass and hold LS up diagonally, then flick to other sideTap shoot then pass and hold LS up diagonally, then flick to other side
Simple RainbowFlick RS down then up twiceFlick RS down then up twice
Skilled BridgeHold L2 + Tap R1 twiceHold L2 + Tap R1 twice
Spin LeftHold R1 + Roll RS from bottom to leftHold RB + Roll RS from bottom to left
Spin RightHold R1 + Roll RS from bottom to rightHold RB + Roll RS from bottom to right
Stop and TurnFlick RS up then left or right (while running)Flick RS up then left or right (while running)
Three Touch RouletteHold L2 + Flick RS down then right or leftHold LT + Flick RS down then right or left

FIFA 22 5-star skill moves

Neymar performing a rabona in FIFA 22

These are the most complex skills that can only be carried out by the most notoriously tricky players in world football, like Neymar Jr or Jadon Sancho.

If you’re hoping to hunt for the top rewards in FUT Champs or play Career Mode on the hardest difficulty, then you’ll need to have a mastery of most of these skills.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Advanced RainbowFlick RS down then hold RS up then flick RS upFlick RS down then hold RS up then flick RS up
Ball Roll and FlickHold RS right or left then flick up (while running)Hold RS right or left then flick up (while running)
Ball Roll FakeHold RS left or right then flick in opposite direction (while stood still)Hold RS left or right then flick in opposite direction (while stood still)
Ball Roll Fake TurnHold L2 + Roll RS up then left or rightHold LT + Roll RS up then left or right
ElasticoRoll RS on bottom from right to leftRoll RS on bottom from right to left
Elastico Chop RightHold R1 + Roll RS across bottom from left to rightHold RB + Roll RS across bottom from left to right
First Time TurnHold L1 + R1 (when taking first touch)Hold LB + RB (when taking first touch)
Flick OverHold L1 + RS upHold LB + RS up
Heel Flick TurnHold R1 + Flick RS up then downHold RB + Flick RS up then down
Hocus PocusRoll RS from bottom to left then rightRoll RS from bottom to left then right
Rabona FakeHold L2 + shoot then Tap pass and Flick LS down (while jogging)Hold LT + shoot then Tap pass and Flick LS down (while jogging)
Reverse ElasticoRoll RS on bottom from left to rightRoll RS on bottom from left to right
Sombrero FlickFlick RS up, up, then down (while stood still)Flick RS up, up, then down (while stood still)
Spin FlickHold R1 + Roll RS up then left or rightHold RB + Roll RS up then left or right
Tornado SpinHold L1 + Flick RS up then left or rightHold LB + Flick RS up then left or right
Triple ElasticoRoll RS from bottom to right then leftRoll RS from bottom to right then left
Turn and SpinFlick RS up then right or leftFlick RS up then right or left

FIFA 22 5-star juggling skills

Vinvius Jr juggling in FIFA

In FIFA 22 skills do have plenty of practical uses, but sometimes we just want to show off, right?

That’s where juggling tricks come in. They’re not the most efficient way of going past a defender, but they’re definitely the most satisfying.

Standard kick-ups can be started by any player by holding L2/LT and repeatedly tapping R1/RB when stood still.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Around the WorldRotate RS 360 degreesRotate RS 360 degrees
Chest FlickHold L2 + Click R3 twiceHold LT + Click RS twice
Flick Up for VolleyHold LS upHold LS up
In Air ElasticoFlick RS right then leftFlick RS right then left
Laces Flick UpPress L2 + R3, then Press R2 + Flick LS upPress LT + RB, then Press RT + Flick LS up
Reverse In Air ElasticoFlick RS left then rightFlick RS left then right
Sombrero Flick BackwardsHold LS down, right, or leftHold LS down, right, or left
T.Around the WorldRotate RS 360 degrees then flick RS upRotate RS 360 degrees then flick RS up

FIFA 22 best 5-star skill players

Real Madrid players celebrating

As we mentioned earlier, the most advanced skill can only be done by players with the precious 5-star skills stat.

There are just over 70 players that have been awarded this status, some of which are ICONS, and many that are playing in lower leagues that won’t be used as often.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out the best 5-star skill players you should consider adding to your team.

PlayerTeamPositionRating
Kylian MbappeParis Saint-GermainST91
Neymar JrParis Saint-GermainLW91
Cristiano RonaldoManchester UnitedST91
Angel Di MariaParis Saint-GermainRW87
Paul PogbaManchester UnitedCM87
Jadon SanchoManchester UnitedRM87
Riyad MahrezManchester CityRW86
Roberto FirminoLiverpoolCF85
Memphis DepayBarcelonaCF85
Juan CuadradoPiemonte CalcioRB83
Ousmane DembeleBarcelonaRW83
Vinicius JrReal MadridLW80
Allan Saint-MaximinNewcastle UnitedLM79

That was our extensive guide on how to pull off every skill move in FIFA 22. Be aware that some of these take a lot of practice to master, so head into the arena rather than risk practicing them in a competitive match.

For more on FIFA 22, be sure to check out our FUT promotion calendar with every Ultimate Team promo set to hit FIFA.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC

Ultimate Team players can add an excellent Spanish midfielder to their squad amid the LaLiga TOTS promo in FIFA 22.

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco is available via SBC during the LaLiga TOTS promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Isco Flashback SBC with the cheapest solution.

EA have been releasing incredible Flashback SBCs on the same day that each of the major leagues begins their week-long TOTS promo. Dele Alli was available with the Premier League TOTS and Axel Witsel was available with the Bundesliga TOTS.

Now it is Spain’s turn as the Isco Flashback SBC enters FIFA 22 alongside the LaLiga TOTS squad. Isco is looking like a top-tier midfielder alongside the new boosted cards from LaLiga.

Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Isco Flashback SBC, including the cheapest solution.

FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC stats

Isco Flashback stats FIFA 22 SBC

Isco is the ideal offensive midfielder to play right under your forwards. The Spanish midfielder boasts a great combination of 5* skills and 4* weak foot. This is excellent for top players who utilize skill moves to make space on the pitch.

Isco shouldn’t be too difficult to link given the plethora of meta LaLiga cards that just entered Ultimate Team. He’ll compliment TOTS Benzema and Vinicius Jr. well with superb Dribbling and Passing stats. His Finishing, Shot Power, and Long Shots stats are also impressive, which proves he can get in on the goals as well.

How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: Real Madrid, Spain, and LaLiga. With a value of around 290,000 coins, Isco is certainly expensive, but it’s fair value considering his overall rating and quality. You might want to consider getting him into your FIFA 22 squad alongside any LaLiga TOTS players you might pack.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Real Madrid requirements

  • # of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

Real Madrid solution – Cost: 68,000 coins

Real Madrid SBC solution FIFA 22

Spain requirements

  • # of players from Spain: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Spain solution – Cost: 79,000 coins

Spain SBC solution FIFA 22

LaLiga requirements

  • # of players from LaLiga: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 40

LaLiga solution – Cost: 140,000 coins

LaLiga SBC solution FIFA 22

The Flashback Isco SBC will be available for two weeks as it expires on June 3. This should give you plenty of time to save up coins and fodder to meet the SBC requirements above.

Isco is certainly a meta midfielder for FIFA 22’s endgame and if you use any LaLiga players, he’ll prove to be an asset to your team. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Ansu Fati and Jesus Navas LaLiga TOTS objectives, which are free cards that also pair well with Isco.


For more on FIFA 22, check out everything we know about the Serie A TOTS.

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FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS: Release date & Team of the Season squad

Here’s everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS including the release date, and official squad.

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The LaLiga TOTS has arrived in FIFA 22 and here’s everything you need to know about the promo including the official squad.

The LaLiga TOTS has followed the Bundesliga TOTS squad as a part of the highly anticipated FIFA 22 Team of the Season promo. The LaLiga squad highlights the best that Spain has to offer as Ultimate Team players attempt to secure some of the top cards in the game.

The squad that includes several Real Madrid and Barcelona players was decided by your vote. As the FIFA 22 cycle begins to wind down, you’ll have a great opportunity to strengthen your squad for the endgame.

Here’s everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS including the release date, nominees, and official squad.

LaLiga TOTS release date

FIFA 22 TOTS Ultimate Team

The FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS hit FUT on Friday, May 20 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. The LaLiga TOTS squad is now available in-game, and the squad replaces the Bundesliga TOTS players in packs.

Voting began on Tuesday, May 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST and closed on Friday, May 6 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. This could be the last TOTS squad decided by fan vote.

FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS nominees

Benzema FIFA 22

While LaLiga may have lost their global star in Lionel Messi, the 2021/2022 season still managed to provide some spectacular thrills. Real Madrid have all but secured yet another league title, and their striker Karim Benzema is having a Ballon d’Or worthy season.

Elsewhere, new coach Xavi managed to turn Barcelona’s season around thanks to the consistent play of Pedri, de Jong, and Jordi Alba.

Here’s a list of top performers included in the LaLiga TOTS nominees:

Goalkeeper nominees

  • Yassine Bounou – Sevilla
  • Alex Remiro – Real Sociedad
  • Diego López – Espanyol
  • Matías Dituro – Celta Vigo
  • Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
  • Geronimo Rulli – Villarreal
  • Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid

Defender nominees

  • Jordi Alba – Barcelona – LB
  • Unai García – Osasuna – CB
  • Marcos Acuña – Sevilla – LB
  • Eder Militao – Real Madrid – CB
  • Ronald Araujo – Barcelona – CB
  • Robin Le Normand – Real Sociedad – CB
  • Diego Carlos – Sevilla – CB
  • Jesus Navas – Sevilla – RB
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla – CB
  • David Alaba – Real Madrid – CB
  • Alex Moreno – Real Betis – LB
  • Iñigo Martínez – Athletic Bilbao – CB

Midfielder nominees

  • Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona – CM
  • Toni Kroos – Real Madrid – CM
  • Joan Jordan – Sevilla – CM
  • Yeremy – Villarreal – RM
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid – CDM
  • Carlos Soler – Valencia – CM
  • Sergio Canales – Real Betis – CM
  • Oscar Trejo – Rayo Vallecano – CDM
  • Thomas Lemar – Atletico Madrid – LM
  • Pedri – Barcelona – CM
  • Brais Mendez – Celta Vigo – RM
  • Luka Modric – Real Madrid – CM
  • Nabil Fekir – Real Betis – CAM
  • Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad – CM
  • Etienne Capoue – Villarreal – CM
  • Iker Muniain Athletic Bilbao – CAM
  • Juanmi – Real Betis – LM

Attacker nominees

  • Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – LW
  • Oyarzabal – Real Sociedad – LW
  • Enes Unal – Getafe – ST
  • Joselu – Alaves – ST
  • Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid -ST
  • Gonçalo Guedes – Valencia –
  • Angel Correa – Atletico Madrid – ST
  • Iago Aspas – Celta Vigo – ST
  • Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – ST
  • Raúl de Tomás – Espanyol – ST

FIFA 22 LaLiga Team of the Season squad

FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS squad

EA have decided to reveal the official LaLiga TOTS squad one day early on May 19. As of May 20 players were able to get their hands on these cards, and you can take a look at the squad and see which nominees just missed the cut.

Here is the official LaLiga TOTS squad revealed by EA:

Goalkeeper

  • Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – GK

Defenders

  • David Alaba – Real Madrid – CB
  • Eder Militao – Real Madrid – CB
  • Ronald Araujo – Barcelona – CB
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla – CB
  • Marcos Acuña – Sevilla – LB

Midfielders

  • Luka Modric – Real Madrid – CM
  • Nabil Fekir – Real Betis – CAM
  • Pedri – Barcelona – CM
  • Sergio Canales – Real Betis – RM
  • Iker Muniain – Athletic Bilbao – LM

Forwards

  • Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – LW
  • Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid -CF
  • Raúl de Tomás – Espanyol – ST
  • Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – CF

At the moment, it looks like both the Serie A and Ligue 1 TOTS squads will not be decided by votes. Instead, EA will likely pick the squad of players.


For more FIFA 22, check out everything you need to know about TOTS Token Swaps.

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FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps explained

FIFA 22 TOTS features the fan favorite Token Swaps system, here’s everything you need to know about how it works.

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FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps explained

FIFA 22’s TOTS features the Token Swaps system which has been a major feature in FUT promos this year. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps and an explanation of how it works.

Team of the Season is always the biggest promo of the year, as the very best players from LaLiga, Ligue 1, and other top leagues over the past season are given massively upgraded cards.

For FIFA 22, EA are kicking things up a notch, as a Tokens system features for the first time in the event. First introduced as part of Icon Swaps, Tokens Swaps have played a huge role in FUT this year, including promos like Future Stars and FUT Birthday.

But how does FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps work? Here’s everything we know so far.

FIFA 22 TOTS cards

FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps start date

After EA confirmed that TOTS Token Swaps would arrive in FUT, the program started on May 6 in FIFA 22. EA later confirmed that as of May 20 you’ll be able to redeem all of the tokens you collect between May 6 and May 27.

They also hinted that fans are in store for a second swaps program that would kick-off when the first one comes to a close on May 27. This second program will likely focus on a combination of LaLiga, Ligue 1, and Serie A rewards.

What are FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps?

FIFA 22 TOTS info

The Swaps system asks players to earn Tokens by completing in-game objectives and SBCs, which can then be submitted for rewards. You can choose to save up all of your Tokens for the top prize, or splash them on multiple smaller rewards – the choice is all yours.

Tokens are added almost every day, and while most are easy to spot, some have been known to be smuggled away in one of the individual Marquee Matchup SBCs. We recommend checking FUT every day at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CET to make sure you see them all.

EA confirmed that there are 25 to earn in total, with the best reward requiring 22. Keep your eyes peeled, as you can only afford to skip three if you want to scoop the highest prize.

Premier League TOTS

FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps rewards

TOTS Swaps rewards give players the opportunity to open packs that guarantee a TOTS from one of the most desirable leagues. There are also some tasty-looking Icon Moments in there for those who want to know what they’re getting before committing.

Check out the full slate of FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps rewards below, as revealed by EA.

Number of TOTS TokensReward
22Icon Moments Luis Figo
19Premier League TOTS Player Pick (1 of 3)
17Icon Moments Michael Ballack
1584+ x 25 Pack
14Premier League + Bundesliga TOTS Player Pick (1 of 3)
10Guaranteed Premier League TOTS Pack
7Guaranteed Bundesliga TOTS Pack
5Ultimate Pack
5Guaranteed Community TOTS Pack
3Guaranteed Eredivise TOTS Pack
3Guaranteed EFL TOTS Pack
3Guaranteed Saudi Professional League TOTS Pack
2Rare Players Pack

That was everything we know so far about FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps, be sure to check back here for all the latest information.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our pages for both the Serie A and Ultimate TOTS.

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