Real España was founded on 14 July 1929 at Escuela Ramón Rosa, de San Pedro Sula by Pastor Reyes, Juan Banegas, "Teco" Lardizábal, Hugo Escoto Soto and Leonardo Muñoz as Club Deportivo España. The Spanish designation "Real" – bestowed upon the team by King Juan Carlos I in 1977 – translates to English as "Royal." Thus, Real España enjoys the unique position of being the only football club outside of Spain to be granted such title by the Spanish Monarchy.
España is also considered to be one of the most accomplished Honduran football clubs, and its popularity is recognized outside of Honduras' boundaries.
España's colours are black and yellow, a fact reflected in the club's nickname: Aurinegros (a compound word meaning gold and black). The club logo was changed in 2006 to give a younger, more fresh look. The club mascot has changed many times. It has been a yellow and black owl, a train, and most recently a robot. The crown symbolizes the "royal status" granted to the club by the King of Spain. This is noticeable in other clubs such as Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Real Murcia, Real Valladolid, Real Zaragoza, etc.
Lotto is the team's official sportswear manufacturer.
Real España plays their home matches at the Estadio Francisco Morazán. It has been Real España's home stadium since its creation. In 2008 Real España played all their home games at the Estadio Olimpico due to the Estadio Morazán's renewal.
España's fans are the Mega Locos (Mega Crazies) who are part of the Mega Barra (Mega Fan Group) which is the best known and radical fan group of Honduras. They are well known for their faithfulness, loyalty and true love for their team whether it is in good or in bad times. There is another group of fans that have been growing fast, their name is Comando 12. Both Mega Locos and Comando 12 are very numerous group of fans, Real España's fans are the most feared in Honduras, due that they show other rival fans that in their hometown, they are to be respected. In special games, Mega Locos and Comando 12 have their own show in the stadium, with papers, color Bengals, chorus songs, flags, with the predominant black & gold. The major concentration of Real Espanas fans are in San Pedro Sula, but you can see a lot in La Lima, El Progreso, Tegucigalpa, Puerto Cortes, La Ceiba and Comayagua. That makes the team one of the most popular teams in Honduras.
The Motagua–Real España classic is not as fierce as the other two already mentioned as these both teams have a good relationship with each other from the players, to the board and the fans; however they had play six intense league finals, three won by each side.