166 frames (update: 177). Animation works at least with the latest Firefox and Opera. IE.. well, it's IE. I would've liked to refine this more but time is running out.
Anyway, this is inspired by the relatively obscure Captain Tsubasa family of games, especially 3. CT3 is a two-player soccer game with over-the-top skills and kicks which annihilate opponents. The gameplay could be characterized as real-time with pause - when you have the ball, you can bring up a menu (for shoot/pass) with the press of a button. When an opposing player encounters the player with the ball, more menus pop up for action selection.
update: Fixed shadow and made the pre-kick smoother.
update: Fixed more stuff.