1. Did you know that the Manchester United FC was first formed in 1876 and was then known as the Newton Health LYR Football Club? The club was then owned by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (hence LYR). Real Madrid logo 2. Real Madrid was earlier known as Madrid Football Club. It was only in 1920 when King Alfonso XII bestowed the club with the 'real' title that the club's name was changed to Real Madrid. 'Real' is Spanish for royal.