Player Skills in PES 2021
In PES 2020, 3 new skills were introduced: "Long Range Shooting", "Through Passing" and "Gamesmanship" (formerly known in PES 2019 as "Malicia"). All remain available in PES 2021 - Season Update.
Player Skills - The Complete List
In PES 2021, there are 41 different Player Skills. This is how Konami describes each one.
Enables players to execute the Scissors Feint at high speed.
Enables players to quickly execute the Double Touch.
Enables players to execute the Flip Flap.
Enables players to execute the Marseille Turn.
Enables players to execute the Boomerang Trap and the Crescent Turn.
Cross Over Turn
Enables players to quickly execute the Cross Over Turn.
Cut Behind & Turn
Enables players to execute the Cut Behind.
Enables players to execute the Scotch Move.
Step On Skill control
Enables step on ball control to execute feints and turns.
Improves the accuracy of headers as well as the frequency of downward headers.
Long Range Drive
Enables players to hit curling shots with great accuracy from a distance.
Chip shot control
Enables accurate chip shots.
Long Range Shooting
A measure of how accurately the player can shoot at long range.
Enables players to hit knuckle shots with greater ease, also applies to Free Kicks.
Enables top spin shots that bounce erratically in front of the goalkeeper.
Enables shots that begin with a low trajectory that rise sharply.
Enables players to find a finish even from from awkward positions or when off balance.
Enables players to pass and shoot using the heel, even from awkward positions or when off balance.
Improves technique and precision when taking first-time shots.
Improves technique and precision when playing one-touch passes.
Increases the accuracy of a player's through balls.
Enables players to apply back-spin when playing lofted passes and through balls improving accuracy.
Enables players to curl in crosses with great accuracy.
Enables players to shoot and pass using the outside of the boot even at long distances.
Enables players to execute a Rabona and means they can pass or shoot when the opposition is not expecting it.
No Look Pass
Enables passes that misdirect opponents.
Low Lofted Pass
Enables players to hit a long accurate Lofted Pass with a low trajectory when appropriate.
GK Low Punt
Enables players to take long accurate punt kicks with a low trajectory.
GK High Punt
Enables goalkeepers to take long, high punt kicks that end up deep in opposition territory.
Improves the range of long throws.
GK Long Throw
Improves the range on throws by the goalkeeper.
Enables higher accuracy penalty kicks.
GK Penalty Saver
Enables better goalkeeping reactions against penalty kicks.
Enables players to win free kicks when on the ball.
Enables a player to stick to and persistently chase down an opponent.
Enables an offensive player to actively pressure the opposition player who is on the ball to try to win it back.
Enables better interception skills.
Enables players to clear the ball using their feet, even from awkward positions.
Become the team's inspiration on the pitch, reducing the effects of fatigue for all the team.
Improves player's abilities when introduced in the second half of the game.
Enables players to perform better under pressure and fatigue, as well as adversity.