Oh yeah of course. One of the famous ones in football is the so-called Panenka penalty, named after the guy who first did it (or first got noticed doing it more likely). You know what a penalty is right? Just in case, it's a free-kick from twelve yards which is given for a foul in the box, just the taker vs the keeper and with the odds greatly in favour of scoring. Except of course it can be incredibly high pressure and so even the best players can fold and miss the target completely or whatever. And also there is a psychological battle, often the keeper will come over and say some "encouraging" words or something before it's taken and, in the past before it was banned, sometimes they would do silly movements or whatever. But the fact remains that if the ball is struck hard and it is close enough to the corners it is all but impossible for the keeper to save it, their best tactic is to pick left or right and dive as hard as they can in that direction the second the whistle is blown and hope that they pick the right way, and that the ball hits them.
Panenka's famous penalty was when he decided to just tamely chip it down the middle and hope that the goalie was fully committed to throwing himself to one side or the other. Luckily for him, he was and so he dived out of the way as the pathetically weak shot went into the net exactly where the keeper had been standing half a second before. And that penalty has been emulated many times - but given that it's entirely possible to put the ball where the keeper has no chance of reaching it, deliberately putting it somewhere where it will be so easy to stop seems like an incredibly cocky - or just stupid - manoeuvre. Sure in a game that is not important or when you're five nil up, but doing it in an important match seems insane to me. Pirlo did one against England I think that worked, but I remember the Italian Totti doing it one time and the keeper just stood there and caught it - and then Totti with typical sportsmanship ran up to him and pushed him. Gotta love that, try to take the piss out of someone and then get so angry that they are not fooled that you attack them!