17 of the best outside-of-the-boot goals: Carlos, Quaresma, Henry, Pogba
A curler scored with the instep can be immensely satisfying viewing – but there’s something equally special, if not more so, about a goal scored with the outside of the boot.
As we have written on these pages before, giving an outside-foot kick its own name – the trivela – seems a bit much considering its often a ploy used by players who simply don’t like using their weaker foot.
But as this lot proved, the trivela can be a very beautiful thing indeed.
The GOAT of outside-of-the-boot goals.
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) July 16, 2017
More Brazilian brilliance, which is a theme of this list.
1 of the best goals of the 2010 world cup.Lord Maicon pic.twitter.com/wZnsyvuTNL
— Sphe Sihle (@CpheDexter) January 13, 2017
If there ever was a stage to do it.
The Portuguese is the king of the outside-of-the-boot goal.
Sometimes fan footage is perfect to capture a goal for everything it is. Beautiful.
A strike worthy of a Lord.
You’ll never get tired of watching this.
No wonder Bobby Robson let him get away with playing the trumpet on the phone.
What is it about Brazil full-backs and outside-of-the-boot goals?
The former Chelsea man gave this one the best possible ending.
When you’re full of confidence…
This Brazilian centre-back – that’s right centre-back – scored this to rival Diego Maradona for the greatest goal scored in 1986. Swazz.
On the night he became Arsenal’s top scorer.
Okocha could score free-kicks he really shouldn’t have been able to score.
Stamford Bridge is still stunned.
Papiss Cisse vs Chelsea (2012). pic.twitter.com/IbaE3S7o5X
— FootballMedia (@CupCIassics) March 27, 2017
A very different free-kick technique that had Scotland scratching their heads.