The 1996 Copa de Oro was the third and last Copa de Oro, a football competition for the reigning champions of CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores, the Supercopa Libertadores, the Copa CONMEBOL, and the Copa Master de CONMEBOL; the latter competition replaced the berth taken by the winners of the Copa Master de Supercopa. It took place in Manaus, Brazil from August 13 to August 16.
1996 Copa de Oro
|1996 Copa de Oro Nicolás Leoz|
1996 Copa de Ouro Nicolás Leoz
|Dates||August 13 - August 16|
|Teams||4 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions|| Flamengo (1st title)|
|Runners-up|| São Paulo|
|Goals scored||10 (3.33 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Sávio (3 goals)|
It was the first and only time the competition was hosted by a single nation and all the matches were played at the Vivaldão. The competition was contested by Grêmio, winners of the 1995 Copa Libertadores, Flamengo, runners-up of the 1995 Supercopa Libertadores, Rosario Central, winners of the 1995 Copa CONMEBOL, and São Paulo, winners of the 1996 Copa Master de Conmebol. Independiente, winners of the previous Supercopa Libertadores, declined to participate as they had in 1995.
In the semifinals, Flamengo defeated Rosario Central 2-1, while São Paulo dispatched Grêmio by the same score. In the final, Flamengo beat São Paulo by 3-1 and won the last Copa de Oro title.