There are unlikely partnerships, and then there is the greatest footballer of all time teaming up with a Mexican duo who used to busk on Grafton Street.

Rodrigo y Gabriela's amazing story is worthy of a film in its own right; the pair were discovered in Dublin, signed to Irish label Rubyworks and have gone on to worldwide success, even winning a Grammy Award last year.

Now, it's taken another twist with their collaboration with Brazilian football legend Pelé.

It came about through Mexican producer Jorge Berlanga, who is a friend of Pelé and was working with Rodrigo y Gabriela on a different project. When he heard that they were football-mad, he asked if they would be interested in a collaboration.

Pelé - who celebrates his 80th birthday this Friday - is no stranger to songwriting and composing, but didn't make his music public “because I didn't want the public to make the comparison between Pelé the composer and Pelé the footballer. That would have been a huge in justice – in football my talent was a gift from God, music was just for fun.”

The song in question, however, was originally written in 2005. He said: "I wrote this one because when I used to play with Santos, the coach used to say that when we lost it was the players' fault, but when we won it was the macumba (black magic) that had helped. The song is joking about that - of course, macumba doesn't win games at all."

Hear 'Acredita No Véio' (Listen to the Old Man) below: