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How to do all skill moves in FIFA 23 – Stepover, McGeady Spin, star rating requirements, and more

A lot to handle.

FIFA 23’s gameplay engine can be tough to master, especially since there are many moving parts, including mastering the many different skill moves, which are used to fake out and beat defenders and create offense. We’re here to help with that process, and here are the skill moves controls you should.

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Remember that these skill moves are based upon Skill Moves star ratings. In FUT or any other game mode, make sure to check a player’s star ratings to see what moves can be made.

1 Star Moves

MoveXB InputsPS Inputs
Bridge SkillRB (Double Tap)R1 (Double Tap)
Directional NutmegHold LB + RB + R (Direction)Hold L1 + R1 + R (Direction)
Ball Juggle (while standing)LT + RB (Tap)L2 + R1 (Tap)
Open Up Fake Shot LeftLB (Hold) + X or B + A + L (Northwest)L1 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X + L (Northwest)
Open Up Fake Shot RightLB (Hold) + X or B + A + L (Northeast)L1 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X + L (Northeast)
Flick Up for VolleyLB (Hold) + RL1 (Hold) + R3

2 Star Moves

MoveXB InputsPS Inputs
Feint Forward and TurnRight Stick (Flick Down and Down)Right Stick (Flick Down and Down)
Body Feint RightRight Stick (Flick Right)Right Stick (Flick Right)
Body Feint LeftRight Stick (Flick Left)Right Stick (Flick Left)
Stepover RightRight Stick (Move Clockwise from right)Right Stick (Move Clockwise from right)
Stepover LeftRight Stick (Move Counter-Clockwise from left)Right Stick (Move Counter-Clockwise from left)
Reverse Stepover RightRight Stick (Move Counter-Clock from right side)Right Stick (Move Counter-Clock from right side)
Reverse Stepover LeftRight Stick (Move Clockwise from left)Right Stick (Move Clockwise from left)
Ball Roll LeftRight Stick (Hold Left)Right Stick (Hold Left)
Ball Roll RightRight Stick (Hold Right)Right Stick (Hold Right)
Drag BackLB + RB + Left Stick (Flick Down)L1 + R1 + Left Stick (Flick Down)

3 Star Moves

MoveXB InputsPS Inputs
Heel FlickRight Stick (Flick Up/Down)Right Stick (Flick Up/Down)
Roulette RightRight Stick (Turn Clockwise (6-3))Right Stick (Turn Clockwise (6-3))
Roulette LeftRight Stick (Turn Counter-Clockwise (6-9))Right Stick (Turn Counter-Clockwise (6-9))
Fake Left & Go RightRight Stick (Turn Counter-Clockwise (9-3))Right Stick (Turn Counter-Clockwise (9-3))
Fake Right & Go LeftRight Stick (Turn Clockwise (3-9))Right Stick (Turn Clockwise (3-9))
Heel Chop Left (while running)LT (Hold) + X or B + A + Left Stick (Hold Left)L2 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X + Left Stick (Hold Left)
Heel Chop Right (while running)LT (Hold) + X or B + A + Left Stick (Hold Right)LT (Hold) + Square or Circle + A + Left Stick (Hold Right)

4 Star Moves

MoveXB InputsPS Inputs
Ball Hop (while standing)LB (Hold) + RL1 (Hold) + R3
Heel to Heel FlickRight Stick (Flick Up/Down)Right Stick (Flick Up/Down)
Simple RainbowRight Stick (Flick Down/Up/Up)Right Stick (Flick Down/Up/Up)
Spin LeftRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Turn Counter-Clockwise (6-9))R1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Turn Counter-Clockwise (6-9))
Spin RightRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Turn Clockwise (6-3))RB (Hold) + Right Stick (Turn Clockwise (6-3))
Stop and Turn Left (while running)Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Left)Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Left)
Stop and Turn Right (while running)Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Right)Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Right)
Ball Roll Cut RightRight Stick (Hold Left)/Left Stick (Hold Right)Right Stick (Hold Left)/Left Stick (Hold Right)
Ball Roll Cut LeftRight Stick (Hold Right)/Left Stick (Hold Left)Right Stick (Hold Right)/Left Stick (Hold Left)
Fake Pass (while standing)RT (Hold) + X or B + AR2 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X
Fake Pass Exit Left (while standing)RT (Hold) + X or B + A + Left Stick (Northwest)R2 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X + Left Stick (Northwest)
Fake Pass Exit Right (while standing)RT (Hold) + X or B + A + Left Stick (Northeast)R2 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X + Left Stick (Northeast)
Quick Ball RollsRight Stick (Hold Down)Right Stick (Hold Down)
Drag to HeelLB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Left or Right)L1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Left or Right)
Lane Change LeftLB (Hold) + Right Stick (Hold Left)L1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Hold Left)
Lane Change RightLB (Hold) + Right Stick (Hold Right)LB (Hold) + Right Stick (Hold Right)
Three Touch Roulette LeftLT (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Right)L2 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Right)
Three Touch Roulette RightLT (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Left)LT (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Left)
Drag Back Spin LeftRight Stick (Flick Down/Flick Left)Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Left)
Drag Back Spin RightRight Stick (Flick Down/Flick Right)Right Stick (Flick Down/Flick Right)

5 Star Moves

MoveXB InputsPS Inputs
McGeady Spin (Right)Right Stick (Right + Up)Right Stick (Right + Up)
McGeady Spin (Left)Right Stick (Left + Down)Right Stick (Left + Down)
ElasticoRight Stick (Move Clockwise (3-9))Right Stick (Move Clockwise (3-9))
Reverse ElasticoRight Stick (Move Counter-Clockwise (9-3))Right Stick (Move Counter-Clockwise (9-3))
Advanced RainbowRight Stick (Flick Down/Hold Up/Flick Up)Right Stick (Flick Down/Hold Up/Flick Up)
Hocus PocusRight Stick (Clockwise (6-9))/Right Stick (Counter-Clockwise (9-3))Right Stick (Clockwise (6-9))/Right Stick (Counter-Clockwise (9-3))
Triple ElasticoRight Stick (Counter-Clockwise (6-3)/Right Stick (Clockwise (3-9))Right Stick (Counter-Clockwise (6-3)/Right Stick (Clockwise (3-9))
Ball Roll & Flick LeftRight Stick (Hold Right/Flick Up)Right Stick (Hold Right/Flick Up)
Ball Roll & Flick RightRight Stick (Hold Left/Flick Up)Right Stick (Hold Left/Flick Up)
Heel Flick TurnRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flip Up/Flick Down)R1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flip Up/Flick Down)
Sombrero FlickRight Stick (Flick Up/Up/Down)Right Stick (Flick Up/Up/Down)
Turn & Spin LeftRight Stick (Flick Up/Left)Right Stick (Flick Up/Left)
Turn & Spin RightRight Stick (Flick Up/Right)Right Stick (Flick Up/Right)
Ball Roll Fake Left (while standing)Right Stick (Hold Left)/Right Stick (Flick Right)Right Stick (Hold Left)/Right Stick (Flick Right)
Ball Roll Fake Right (while standing)Right Stick (Hold Right)/Right Stick (Flick Left)Right Stick (Hold Right)/Right Stick (Flick Left)
Ball Roll Fake TurnLT (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Left or Right)L2 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Left or Right)
Elastico Chop LeftRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Move Clockwise (3-9))R1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Move Clockwise (3-9))
Elastico Chop RightRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Move Counter-Clockwise (9-3))RB (Hold) + Right Stick (Move Counter-Clockwise (9-3))
Spin Flick LeftRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Left)R1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Left)
Spin Flick RightRB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Right)R1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Right)
Flick OverLB (Hold) + Right Stick (Hold Up)L1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Hold Up)
Tornado Spin LeftLB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Left)L1 (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Left)
Tornado Spin RightLB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Right)LB (Hold) + Right Stick (Flick Up/Flick Right)
Rabona Fake (while jogging)LT (Hold) + X or B + A + Left Stick (Down)L2 (Hold) + Square or Circle + X + Left Stick (Down)

5 Star Juggling Tricks

MoveXB InputsPS Inputs
Laces Flick UpLT + RB (Hold)L2 + R1 (Hold)
Sombrero Flick BackwardsLeft Stick (Hold Down)Left Stick (Hold Down)
Sombrero Flick LeftLeft Stick (Hold Left)Left Stick (Hold Left)
Sombrero Flick RightLeft Stick (Hold Right)Left Stick (Hold Right)
Around the WorldRight Stick (Clockwise (12-6)/Clockwise (6-12)) or Counter-Clockwise (12-6)/Counter-Clockwise (6-12))Right Stick (Clockwise (12-6)/Clockwise (6-12)) or Counter-Clockwise (12-6)/Counter-Clockwise (6-12))
In Air ElasticoRight Stick (Flick Right/Flick Left)Right Stick (Flick Right/Flick Left)
Reverse In Air ElasticoRight Stick (Flick Left/Flick Right)Right Stick (Flick Left/Flick Right)
Flick Up for VolleyLeft Stick (Hold Up)Left Stick (Hold Up)
Chest FlickLT (Hold) + R (x2)L2 (Hold) + R3 (x2)
T. Around the WorldRight Stick (Clockwise (6-12)/Clockwise (12-6)) + Right Stick (Flick Up)Right Stick (Clockwise (6-12)/Clockwise (12-6)) + Right Stick (Flick Up)

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