1996–97 League of Wales
The 1996–97 League of Wales was the fifth season of the League of Wales since its establishment in 1992. The league was won for the second consecutive season by Barry Town, who accrued a record total of 105 points. Their total of 129 goals scored was also a record until they broke it by five goals the following year.
For the first time, the League champions competed in the subsequent Champions League.
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|1||Barry Town||40||33||6||1||129||26||+103||105||1997–98 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round|
|2||Inter Cardiff||40||26||6||8||80||32||+48||84||1997–98 UEFA Cup First qualifying round|
|3||Ebbw Vale||40||23||9||8||87||40||+47||78||1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage|
|9||Cwmbran Town||40||19||8||13||71||61||+10||65||1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round1|
|11||Connah's Quay Nomads||40||16||9||15||62||64||-2||57|
|15||Flint Town United||40||11||8||21||48||76||-28||41|
|18||Ton Pentre||40||12||3||25||59||99||-40||39||Relegation to 1997–98 Welsh Football League Division One|
|20||Holywell Town||40||7||8||25||52||81||-29||29||Relegation to 1997–98 Cymru Alliance|
|21||Briton Ferry Athletic||40||5||1||34||39||129||-90||16||Relegation to 1997–98 Welsh Football League Division One|
1 As 1996–97 Welsh Cup runners-up
- Although they finished outside the relegation zone, Ton Pentre resigned from the League of Wales to play in Division 2 South