Champions Cruzeiro (MG)
Champion Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
Goals scored 187
|Dates February 6 - June 16|
Runners-up Palmeiras (SP)
Matches played 70
|Similar 1993 Copa do Brasil, 2000 Copa do Brasil, 1997 Copa do Brasil, 1995 Copa do Brasil, 2003 Copa do Brasil|
The Copa do Brasil 1996 was the 8th staging of the Copa do Brasil.
The competition started on February 6, 1996, and concluded on June 16, 1996, with the second leg of the final, held at the Estádio Parque Antártica in São Paulo, in which Cruzeiro lifted the trophy for the second time after a 2-1 victory over Palmeiras.
Luizão, of Palmeiras, with 8 goals, was the competition's topscorer.
The preliminary round was disputed by 16 clubs, while the first stage was disputed by 32 clubs, including the ones qualified from the preliminary stage. The competition was disputed in a knock-out format. In the preliminary stage and in the first round if the away team won the first leg with an advantage of at least two goals, the second leg was not played and the club automatically qualified to the next round. The following rounds were played over two legs and the away goals rule was used.