To perform a standard shot, player comes at the ball at a slight angle and kicks the ball with the area around the knuckle of his big toe.
To do a straight kick, player comes at the ball straight then kicks it with the laces of his foot (ankle is locked). The straight shot is easier to keep low than standard shot since it’s hard to follow through with the kicking leg high in the air. The shot is powerful but less accurate.
To perform an inside shot, player moves his hip outside and back then kicks the ball with the middle of the inside of his foot.
To do an outside shot, the ball is sliced with the outside of the foot.
To do a toe shot, player sticks his leg forwards and kicks the ball with his toe. Leg is not moved back to build momentum like when performing every other type of soccer shot. Used with less frequency, and also known as the "toe poke", it is a quick strike which requires little motion, it is often utilized to fool or surprise opponents who would normally not expect this type of shot, such as when Ronaldo used it to score Brazil's decisive goal in the semi-final of the 2002 World Cup against Turkey.
This types of shots are most usually used in free kicks, corner kicks and shots on goal.
Sometimes mistakenly called curve. Any of part of the foot can be used to do a bending shot. Using the inside or outside of the foot produces the most bend. To do a bending shot, player kicks the sides of the ball at an angle. If he uses the inside of the foot, he wraps his leg around the ball and follows through to the outside of his body. If he is using the area around the knuckle of his big toe or the outside of the foot he follows through across his body. Is usually but not exclusively used in free kicks. The ball bends or swerves in such a way that it beats the keeper, the only drawback is that it lacks great power.
The top spin technique of putting straight curl on a ball is known as a dip.
A freekick or shot from distance that has no spin and has erratic movement, Didi, Juninho Pernambucano, Roberto Carlos, Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are known for using this technique.
Not a special type of shot but a result of different shots. It is reflected in a sudden drop or dip of the ball. It can be a result of a knuckleball shot or a straight curle. In the case of the latter it is called top spin deadball or dipping deadball. Not every knuckleball shot is a deadball.
This shot focuses on getting the ball to a certain amount of vertical height, where the goalkeeper can't reach it and then have it come back down again into goal, it takes a certain amount of technique and precision to do and players such as Raúl González, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio, Romário, Francesco Totti, and Alessandro Del Piero have made it trademark moves.
When the heel is used to volley the ball over the player's head (from back to front).
Most usually used as a dribbling move, but it can be used to pass the ball a very short distance.