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FIFA Soccer 96 (also known as FIFA 96: Virtual Soccer Stadium) is a video game developed by Extended Play Productions and released by EA Sports in 1995. It was released for the Genesis/Mega Drive, Saturn, 32X, Game Gear, PlayStation, SNES and MS-DOS platforms.

FIFA Soccer 96 is the third entry in the FIFA series and its tagline was Next Generation Soccer. Also, the game was the first in the series to feature real-time 3D graphics on the Saturn, PlayStation, 32X, and MS-DOS versions, using technology called "Virtual Stadium". The SNES and Genesis editions used the FIFA 95 engine. Many experts regard this game as the first really successful FIFA game[1].

Game leagues[]

11 leagues were included in the game:

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
  • A-League
  • FA Premier League
  • La Liga
  • Serie A Italia
  • Ligue 1
  • Fußball-Bundesliga
  • Scottish Premier League
  • Eredivisie
  • Allsvenskan
  • Malaysian Super League


FIFA 96 features 15 songs which were composed and arranged by Graeme Coleman.


IGN gave the PlayStation version 7.8 out of 10, while GamePro gave the same version 4 out of 5. For the MS-DOS version PC Gamer gave a 92 out of 100.