Only 2 figures were released in the 1996/97 kit, those 2 being the little samba star Juninho and the Italian Silver Fox Fabrizio Ravanelli.
The Juninho figure was a mere repaint of the previously released figure, with the kit varying only slightly, the shirt had no trim on the sleeve and had just a single red stripe on the shorts.
The Ravanelli figure was an entirely new figure and the first time this player was released, a really fine sculpt with a very distinctive hair colour, with the figure evoking memories of the 17th August 1996 when he made his debut for boro on the opening day of the season, with Middlesbrough drawing 3-3 with Liverpool and Ravanelli scored a hat trick! This was the same Ravanelli sculpt used for the Italian national range of figures, released about a year later.
Both were released as single blister packs with collector card and collectors information leaflet.
PL155 - Juninho - Middlesbrough - Home 1996/97
PL295 - Fabrizio Ravanelli - Middlesbrough - Home 1996/97