South American Player of the Year 1996

By the Uruguayan newspaper El País. Only those playing in American
leagues are eligible.
Winner is called "Rey del futbol de América" (America's Football King).
Top 10

 1. José Luis CHILAVERT       80 pts    Paraguay         Vélez Sarsfield (Arg)
 2. Enzo FRANCESCOLI          69  "     Uruguay          River Plate (Arg)
 3. Ariel ORTEGA              41  "     Argentina        River Plate (Arg)
    Carlos VALDERRAMA         41  "     Colombia         Tampa Bay (USA)/Atl.Junior (Col)
 5. Francisco ARCE            27  "     Paraguay         Grêmio (Bra)
 6. Carlos GAMARRA            26  "     Paraguay         Cerro Porteño (Par)
 7. Marcelo SALAS             23  "     Chile            Univ.Chile (Chi)/River Plate (Arg) 
 8. Roberto ACUÑA             18  "     Paraguay         Independiente (Arg)
    Juan Pablo SORÍN          18  "     Argentina        River Plate (Arg)
10. Celso AYALA               17  "     Paraguay         River Plate (Arg)

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