I often get asked about using real team and player names in my games, my Football Management games. Originally, way back in 1982, when I started doing this with the first Football Manager, there was no issue with this. Nobody cared about it from the licence owners ..
But, even then in the original Football Manager I included a customise capability, so you can modify the game to include your favourites.
And, in my recent game, Kevin Toms Football on iOS I included it too.
You can expect a tool to do this in every game I write, so you will always have access to your favourite team and player names.