1996 Chilean Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 1996
Champions Colo-Colo (20th title)
Relegated Regional Atacama
O'Higgins
Copa Libertadores First Round:
Universidad Católica
Semifinals:
Universidad de Chile
Supercopa Sudamericana Semifinals:
Colo-Colo
Copa CONMEBOL First Round:
Cobreloa
Top goalscorer Mario Véner (30)
1995
1997

In the 1996 season of the Primera División de Chile the championship winner qualified for the Copa Libertadores, while the two teams with least points overall relegated. The number two, three, four and five competed for one remaining spot in 1997 Copa Libertadores.

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Colo-Colo 63 30 19 6 5 62 24 +38
2 Universidad Católica 59 30 17 8 5 70 40 +30
3 Cobreloa 51 30 15 6 9 58 44 +14
4 Audax Italiano 51 30 14 9 7 51 38 +13
5 Universidad de Chile 47 30 13 8 9 49 42 +7
6 Provincial Osorno 43 30 11 10 9 54 40 +14
7 Deportes Antofagasta 43 30 12 7 11 47 46 +1
8 Unión Española 40 30 11 7 12 43 47 –4
9 Coquimbo Unido 40 30 12 4 14 46 53 –8
10 Deportes Concepción 39 30 8 15 7 44 53 –9
11 Santiago Wanderers 37 30 10 7 13 49 57 –8
12 Huachipato 35 30 8 11 11 42 46 –4
13 Palestino 33 30 8 9 13 40 53 –13
14 Deportes Temuco 28 30 8 4 18 35 55 –20
15 Regional Atacama 27 30 7 6 17 38 70 –32
16 O'Higgins 22 30 5 7 18 41 61 –20
Champions and qualified for the 1997 Copa Libertadores
Qualified for the Liguilla Copa Libertadores
Teams forced to play promotion/relegation play-offs
Teams relegated to Segunda División Chilena

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Chile Mario Véner Santiago Wanderers 30
2 Chile Sebastian Rozental Universidad Católica 24
3 Chile Ivo Basay Colo-Colo 18
4 Uruguay Sergio Vásquez CD Antofagasta 16
Chile Pedro González Cobreloa 16
6 Chile Jaime Riveros Cobreloa 14
7 Paraguay Hugo Brizuela Audax Italiano 13
Chile Fernando Vergara Colo-Colo 13
Chile Marcelo Corrales Provincial Osorno 13
10 Chile Juan Enrique Carreño Deportes Concepción 12
11 Uruguay Daniel Fascioli CD Antofagasta 11
Chile Mauricio Illesca Audax Italiano 11
Chile Luis Castillo Huachipato 11
Argentina Pedro Enrique González Provincial Osorno 11

Title[edit]

Primera División Chilena
1996 Champion
Colo-Colo
20th title

Liguilla Copa Libertadores[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

First Leg
30 November 1996
Audax Italiano 3 – 1 Cobreloa

Second Leg
4 December 1996
Cobreloa[1] 3 – 1 Audax Italiano

Final[edit]

First Leg
8 December 1996
Cobreloa 3 – 2 Universidad Católica

Second Leg
18 December 1996
Universidad Católica[2] 3 – 2 Cobreloa

Promotion/Relegation play-offs[edit]

First Leg
1 December 1996
CD Cobresal 3 – 1 Deportes Temuco

First Leg
1 December 1996
Municipal Iquique 1 – 0 Palestino

Second Leg
8 December 1996
Deportes Temuco[3] 2 – 0 CD Cobresal

Second Leg
8 December 1996
Palestino 5 – 1 Municipal Iquique

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Audax Italiano won on penalties (8-7).
  2. ^ Universidad Católica won on penalties (4-2) and qualified for the Copa Libertadores 1997.
  3. ^ Temuco and Palestino remained in the Primera División de Chile

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