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1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Host country  United States
Champions  Mexico (5th title)
Fourth place  Guatemala
Dates  10 Jan 1996 – 21 Jan 1996
Teams  9
Venue(s)  3 (in 3 host cities)
Runners-up  Brazil
Matches played  13
Top scorer  Eric Wynalda
Attendance  487,439
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Champion  Mexico national football team
Third place  United States men's national soccer team
Similar  1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the third edition of the Gold Cup, the football (soccer) championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).


The tournament went back to the United States and California; the games were hosted by Los Angeles, San Diego, and Anaheim. The format of the tournament changed from 1993: it was expanded to nine teams, separated into three groups of three and played in January as opposed to the 1993 edition which was played in July.

The top team in each group, plus the best second-place finisher would advance to the semifinals. For the first time, a non-CONCACAF team was invited: Brazil, who sent their Under-23 side. Mexico won their second straight Gold Cup, beating the Brazilians 2-0 in the final.


  • 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads
  • Top scorers

    4 goals

  • Eric Wynalda
  • 3 goals

  • Caio Ribeiro
  • Luis García Postigo
  • 2 goals

    1 goal

    Own goals


    1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup Wikipedia