|Date 7 April 1996|
|Referee Epifanio Gonzalez Chavez (Paraguay)|
Champion Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
Venues Kobe, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Similar 1995 Copa Libertadores, 1998 Recopa Sudamericana, 1994 Copa do Brasil, 1989 Recopa Sudamericana, 1989 Copa do Brasil
The 1996 Recopa Sudamericana was the 8th Recopa Sudamericana, an annual football match between the winners of the previous season's Copa Libertadores and Supercopa Sudamericana competitions.
The match was contested between Grêmio, winners of the 1995 Copa Libertadores, and defending champions Independiente, winners of the 1995 Supercopa Sudamericana, on April 7, 1996. Grêmio easily dethroned Independiente after a 4-1 thumping in order to consecrate themselves champions of the competition for the first time.