1995–96 La Liga

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The 1995–96 La Liga season, the 65th since its establishment, started on September 9, 1995, and finished on May 26, 1996.wikipedia
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CD Tenerife

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German Jupp Heynckes became head coach of Tenerife in 1995, leading the club to another fifth-placed finish and the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Albacete Balompié

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Floro would later coach Real Madrid, returning to Alba two seasons later as the club was relegated in 1995–96.

UD Salamanca

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The club was managed by 29-year-old Juan Manuel Lillo, also in charge for the following season, as the Castile and León club ranked 22nd and last in the top level.

SD Compostela

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For a small regional club it did remarkably well, and reached a best finish of 10th in 1995–96, mainly courtesy of strikers Christopher Ohen and Bent Christensen, whom totalled 23 league goals.

CP Mérida

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Having played twice in La Liga (1995–96 and 1997–98), the club disappeared in 2000, due to serious economic debts.

Predrag Mijatović

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Mijatović scored 28 goals in the 1995–96 La Liga season for Valencia, which prompted a move to Real Madrid, where he scored a goal in the 1998 UEFA Champions League Final which ensured Madrid's first European Cup in 32 years.

Juan Antonio Pizzi

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However, highly unsettled, he returned at the end of the campaign to his previous team and in the second season in his second spell he fired them into another UEFA Cup qualification, topping the goal charts at 31 in 41 games and adding a further five in the Copa del Rey.

Santiago Denia

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He won the 1996 league championship with the latter club.

Atlético Madrid

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Atlético Madrid won his 9th La Liga title in the last matchday, so after matchday 42 Barcelona's places are coloured in yellow.

Julio Salinas

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After the signing of, among others, Russian Dmitry Radchenko, Salinas was deemed surplus to requirements, joining Sporting de Gijón where he scored 18 goals in the 1995–96 campaign, crucial in helping the Asturians avoid relegation.

La Liga

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The 1995–96 La Liga season, the 65th since its establishment, started on September 9, 1995, and finished on May 26, 1996.

José Francisco Molina

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Signing in 1995, he helped the capital club win a double (league and Copa del Rey) in his first year, going on to miss only two league matches in four seasons combined.

José Ignacio Sáenz

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Upon its La Liga relegation at the end of the 1994–95 season he joined Valencia CF, helping with 27 matches to a final runner-up place in his first year.

Jordi Lardín

From 1994 to 1996, as the Pericos reached the UEFA Cup in one season, narrowly missing on qualification in another, Lardín scored 29 goals in 76 league games under the guidance of José Antonio Camacho.

Leonardo Biagini

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Biagini signed for Atlético Madrid at just 18, being an important attacking element as the capital club won the double in his first year.

Robert Prosinečki

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By the time he recovered, coach Johan Cruyff did not trust him and relegated him to the substitution bench, so he only played 19 games in the 1995–96 season.


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Signing with Valencia CF in the 1995–96 campaign, Sietes was used sparingly over two seasons – underperforming mainly due to homesickness – and moved to Racing de Santander for 1997–98, where he would constantly battle top-flight relegation (which would eventually befall in 2001, with the club returning in the immediate following season with 39 appearances from the player).