The following article presents a summary of the 1996 football (soccer) season in Paraguay.
1996 in Paraguayan football Wikipedia
Thirteen teams participated in the championship which was played in two tournament (Apertura and Clausura), being the champions Guaraní and Cerro Porteño. In the Final Apertura versus Clausura Champions, Club Cerro Porteño won its 24th championship.Deportivo Humaitá automatically relegated to the second division after finishing last in the season-wide aggregate table.
Cerro Corá promoted to the first division by winning the second division tournament.
Club Guaraní qualified to the 1997 Copa Libertadores by winning the Torneo Apertura.
Cerro Porteño qualified to the 1997 Copa Libertadores by winning the Torneo Clausura.
Sportivo Luqueño qualified to the 1997 Copa Conmebol like the runner-up of the Torneo Apertura.