The Trivela is when a player uses the outside of the foot to shoot, pass or cross the ball. It is very similar to the way Roberto Carlos uses the outside of the foot and the tres dedos when he really wants to bend the ball. Here, Ricardo Quaresma scores an amazing goal with the outside of his foot while playing for Portugal in the video below. He also shows you how to cross the ball with the outside of your foot and take free kicks.
Quaresma, who like Cristiano Ronaldo grew up playing in the Sporting Lisbon youth system, has been signed by Inter Milan and his Portuguese compatriot Jose Mourinho. He is a flashy winger with loads of talent.
Hat tip to MCalcio for pointing me to the video above.
Quaresma Trivela Compilation
It's amazing how much bend he's able to get on the ball. Quaresma has played for Sporting, Barcelona, Porto and now Inter Milan. He's yet to break out like Cristiano, perhaps this is the year of The Trivela and Quaresma.