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PES Rabona Shot

Rabona shot is one of the coolest shots executed by some of the top players in the game. In this tutorial, we will be discussing about how to use Rabona shot in PES.

Rabona shot in action. Image credit: Konami

What is Rabona Shot

Rabona shot in PES is simply a shot executed by a player, crossing his stronger foot behind his weaker leg and toe-poking the ball. The power of the shot will be weaker, but its unpredictable trajectory will help to fool the keeper, and its cheekiness gives you great satisfaction!

Taking a Rabona Shot

To execute a Rabona Shot, a player must fulfil 3 criteria.

  1. Weak foot frequency not more than 3
  2. Reasonably high technique and shot technique, which i presume to be at least over 85
  3. Be in a position when the player is not possible to strike the ball with his stronger foot

In most situations, a player, when being forced into a position that prevents his from striking the ball with his stronger foot, he will use his weaker foot. However, for a ‘Rabona player’, this is not the case. With a low weak foot frequency, he will avoid using his weaker foot, and thus prefers to strike the ball with his stronger foot by crossing his leg behind his weaker leg.

Rabona shot on goal. Image credit: Konami

Some players may try to execute a rabona shot intentionally, or just for the fun of it. In my opinion, there isn’t really a need to as doing so may waste a good goal scoring opportunity. However, to increase the chances of the occurrence of a rabona shot, you may want to play such a player on the flank of his weaker foot. I am not sure whether it is a coincidence, but all of the ‘rabona players’ i know of, are all left-footed. Thus, I will play them on the right wing, which increases the chance of them hitting a rabona shot. Another way, a better way, would be to play them as an AMF, SS or CF, and cross the ball in the right. Most of the time, I will hit a ground cross from the right for my rabona players to meet the ball with their left leg.

The Rabona Players whom I know of in PES are

  1. Di Maria – Real Madrid
  2. Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich
  3. Nene – Paris St German
  4. Messi – Barcelona

Now, a video of a few Rabona Goals!

And thats all for PES Rabona Shot! All the best!

Main image credit: Konami


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    Thanks a lot for your tips!

    Can you post a tutorial on the best way(s) to develop players in the master league? E.g. What focus points to use most for specific players/positions…


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    Thanks Neo,

    We are all waiting for the shooting topic 🙂

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    Hi Neo,

    Love the site I think it will really help any player get better,
    I myself have just about mastered everything there is in Pes..
    But the David Villa flick / Bergkamp turn?? I have seen this but
    nobody can tell me how It’s done? Please help It’s killing me!



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    Thanks for your tips!
    I did that goal with Nene 😀

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    can you tell the steps to excute rabona shot?

  6. Z Neo Author

    No problem 🙂 I don’t think Rabona Shot is included in PES 2010.

  7. Zed Neo Author

    When the 3 criteria are fulfilled and the condition is right, the player will automatically execute the shot!

  8. Zed Neo Author

    Rabona shot will be executed on its own if the stated conditions are right 🙂

  9. Zed Neo Author

    Oh yes that is cool, in PES 2013 that can be done by pressing R3 to flick the ball up and using the directional button to flick the ball pass the defender.

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