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1996-1997 in Argentine football saw River Plate win both the Apertura and Cluasura championships. Vélez Sársfield won the Recopa Sudamericana and Lanús won the Copa CONMEBOL.

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Torneo Apertura ("Opening" Tournament)

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 River Plate 46 19 15 1 3 52 22 30
2 Independiente 37 19 11 4 4 34 22 12
3 Lanús 37 19 10 7 2 23 12 11
4 Racing Club 32 19 9 5 5 31 24 7
5 Rosario Central 31 19 8 7 4 35 28 7
6 Gimnasia La Plata 27 19 7 6 6 21 20 1
7 San Lorenzo 27 19 8 3 8 24 24 0
8 Colón de Santa Fe 26 19 6 8 5 26 24 2
9 Newell's Old Boys 26 19 7 5 7 24 26 -2
10 Boca Juniors 25 19 7 4 8 36 33 3
11 Estudiantes de La Plata 25 19 7 4 8 27 28 -1
12 Gimnasia de Jujuy 25 19 6 7 6 18 19 -1
13 Vélez Sársfield 23 19 6 5 8 29 33 -4
14 Ferro Carril Oeste 22 19 5 7 7 32 34 -2
15 Platense 21 19 5 6 8 25 30 -5
16 Unión de Santa Fe 20 19 5 5 9 24 27 -3
17 Huracán de Corrientes 19 19 4 7 8 31 40 -9
18 Deportivo Español 16 19 2 10 7 18 25 -7
19 Huracán 16 19 3 7 9 21 36 -15
20 Banfield 13 19 3 4 12 14 38 -22
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Top Scorers

Position Player Team Goals
1 Gustavo Reggi Ferro Carril Oeste 11
2 Julio Cruz River Plate 10
3 Guillermo Barros Schelotto Gimnasia La Plata 9
3 Martín Cardetti Rosario Central 9
3 Rubén Da Silva Rosario Central 9
3 Fernando Di Carlo Platense 9

Torneo Clausura ("Closing" Tournament)

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 River Plate 41 19 12 5 2 37 20 17
2 Colón de Santa Fe 35 19 9 8 2 36 28 8
3 Newell's Old Boys 35 19 10 5 4 23 20 3
4 Independiente 34 19 9 5 5 38 21 17
5 Vélez Sársfield 32 19 9 3 7 25 18 7
6 San Lorenzo 30 19 9 3 7 32 22 10
7 Racing Club 27 19 7 6 6 24 22 2
8 Platense 26 19 6 8 5 21 22 -1
9 Boca Juniors 25 19 6 7 6 34 32 2
10 Ferro Carril Oeste 24 19 5 9 5 24 22 2
11 Lanús 24 19 6 6 7 22 21 1
12 Unión de Santa Fe 24 19 6 6 7 31 36 -5
13 Gimnasia La Plata 23 19 6 5 8 19 25 -6
14 Huracán 22 19 5 7 7 22 33 -11
15 Huracán de Corrientes 21 19 4 9 6 21 28 -7
16 Estudiantes de La Plata 19 19 5 4 10 22 26 -4
17 Deportivo Español 19 19 4 7 8 19 25 -6
18 Rosario Central 18 19 4 6 9 24 27 -3
19 Banfield 16 19 4 4 11 20 32 -12
20 Gimnasia de Jujuy 14 19 2 8 9 21 35 -14

Top Scorers

Position Player Team Goals
1 Sergio Martínez Boca Juniors 15
2 José Luis Calderón Independiente 12
2 Enzo Francescoli River Plate 12
4 Josemir Lujambio Huracán de Corrientes 10

Relegation

Banfield and Huracán de Corrientes were relegated with the worst points averages.

Argentine clubs in international competitions

Team Intercontinental Recopa 1996 Supercopa 1996 CONMEBOL 1996 Copa Libertadores 1997
Vélez Sársfield N/A Champions Champions N/A 2nd round
Lanús N/A N/A N/A Champions did not qualify
River Plate Runner up Runner up 1st round N/A Round 2
Racing Club N/A N/A 1st round N/A SF
Rosario Central N/A N/A N/A SF did not qualify
Boca Juniors N/A N/A QF did not qualify did not qualify
Argentinos N/A N/A 1st round did not qualify did not qualify
Estudiantes N/A N/A 1st round did not qualify did not qualify
Independiente N/A N/A 1st round did not qualify did not qualify

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