There is a decent argument that Ronaldo is not even the best Brazilian striker of the last 20 years.
All the stats quoted above don’t take into account the quality of the oppostion, nor the quality of the player that was supplying the bullets for him. Playing for Barcelona - and especially Real Madrid, in his era, meant tremendous players giving him the chances.
Romario scored 98 in 109 for PSV in his stint there (when the Dutch league was stronger than it was when Ronaldo played for them), 34 in 46 for Barcelona (when the talent pool of players was more spread both within Spain and within Europe) and 55 in 70 for Brazil. For Brazil, he also didn’t play in a team that had Rivaldo and Ronaldinho supplying him the ball, as Ronaldo did. Bebeto was a pretty good player - but he wasn’t as good as either Rivaldo or Ronaldinho.
Was Romario better than Ronaldo? Or vice versa? I don’t know - but it’s not cut and dried when you take into account era, quality of team-mate, etc. I have a lot of time for Ronaldo though - mostly for his ability to continue scoring at a high level after losing a fair chunk ofn his career to injury.
Also second footballisplayed…'s comments about best player ever. A Ronaldo, Romario, Muller, etc, is not, imo, in the same category has a player that can bend the game to their will. Players capable of that are the best players that have ever played the game (Maradona (90) and Zidane (06) in particular willed average teams into the final of a World Cup pretty much single handedly - pure goalscorers are not going to be capable of something like that).