Ronaldo is considered one of the best strikers of all time, the former Inter and AC Milan forward was certainly phenomenal, but his Inter successor Mauro Icardi now has the same goals to game ratio.
There is literally no doubt that Ronaldo was one the best strikers of his generation. The Brazilian suffered from two things during his career that mean he's not spoken about as much as he should be, the fact he had a lot of injuries and the emergence of Cristiano, robbing him of his name.
O Fenomeno was utterly brilliant impressing at Cruzeiro before earning a move to PSV and then to Barcelona. He then moved to Inter.
The Nerazzurri is where most people remember early Ronaldo and he was there when he came close to winning the World Cup in 1998 but it was also the San Siro where he suffered recurring injuries and multiple operations.
One way of knowing you're a good striker is if you can get close to the legend's goals to game ratio and Mauro Icardi hasn't just got near it, he's equalled it.
Icardi has played twice as many games for Ronaldo and scored twice as many goals.
Ronaldo was with Inter for five seasons but because of his injuries he only played more than 20 La Liga games in all those seasons.
He did help the Italian side win the UEFA Cup in 1998, scoring the third and collecting the Man of the Match award as they beat Lazio 3-0 in the final.
Icardi is one of the best strikers in the world. Image: PA Images
Icardi has become one of the best strikers in the world at 25 and has already been with Inter for five and a half seasons.
The Argentina forward has twice been Capocannoniere, Serie A's top scorer, and his goals last season took Inter back into the Champions League last season.
The only thing lacking for Icardi is silverware but if he keeps going the way he is it's inevitable at some point.