The retired Brazil international striker has voiced his opinion that he was superior to the controversial Argentine legend because of his many achievements as a player
Romario wore the jerseys of clubs such as Vasco da Gama, PSV, Barcelona, Valencia and Flamengo during his impressive career and is considered to be one of the most prolific strikers of all time.
"Pele, Romario and Maradona are the best players in the history of football," Romario said to TV Esporte Interativo.
"Pele is the undisputed number one for me - and I'm next. I have done much more than Maradona. I have won more titles and have scored a lot more goals."
The highlight of the 45-year-old's career was arguably the 1994 World Cup in USA, in which he netted five goals to help his side to the world title.