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For other uses, see KK FMP Beograd.
KK FMP logo
Nickname Panteri (Panthers)
Founded 1975
Dissolved 2015
History KK ILR Železnik, Belgrade
Club disbanded
KK FMP Železnik, Belgrade
KK Reflex, Belgrade
KK FMP, Belgrade
KK Crvena zvezda Beograd, Belgrade

(agreement with KK Crvena zvezda, Belgrade)
KK ILR, Belgrade
Arena Železnik Hall, Belgrade
(capacity: 3,000)
Location Belgrade,  Serbia
Team colors Red and White
Championships 2 ABA League
4 National Cups
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Home jersey
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Away jersey
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Team colours

KK FMP (Serbian Cyrillic: KK ФMП) is a former Serbian basketball club from Belgrade.

Based in the Belgrade's neighborhood of Železnik, the club continually posts notable results every competition it competes in. Since being taken over by businessman and politician Nebojša Čović in 1994, FMP developed an impeccable reputation for talent development with players like, Miloš Teodosić, Miroslav Raduljica, Ognjen Aškrabić, Goran Nikolić, Dejan Milojević, Mladen Šekularac, Mile Ilić, Nemanja Aleksandrov, Branko Jorović, Aleksandar Rašić, Milan Mačvan, Zoran Erceg, Duško Savanović and others leaving their mark both in the club and elsewhere.



The club was established under the name KK ILR Železnik in 1975 on the joint initiative of Ivo Lola Ribar machine factory and Železnik local community administrative board. Initially, the club was part of the Ivo Lola Ribar Sports Society, which, in addition to basketball, also fielded teams in football, handball, volleyball, boxing, bowling, archery, and chess.

During its modest beginnings, the club competed in the Belgrade municipal league (Belgrade zone), playing its home games on the outdoor concrete court belonging to Braća Jerković primary school. Since the municipal league ran in the spring-summer period, ILR Železnik also entered the Belgrade municipal winter league in order to maintain the fitness level until the start of the next season.

The new club was well received by Železnik residents who often packed the small home court, and even made trips for many away games. Over time, as interest in basketball grew throughout the community, the club started developing a youth system by adding various age categories.


With more experience under their belt, Železnik's senior squad starting posting notable results as the club progressed up from the lower leagues.

By the mid-1980s, they made it to Serbian provincial league. However, with promotion to the higher level of competition, the operating costs also started rising. Unable to cover the costs of renting a basketball hall in which to compete, ILR Železnik effectively folded in 1986 as basketball activities ceased.


The club was essentially dormant until 1991 when it got reactivated under the name KK FMP Železnik on the initiative of the Fabrika metalnih proizvoda AD metal products factory, which became the club's de facto owner. Almost immediately, the reactivated club continued where it had left off in 1986. Following a season in the Second Serbian Provincial League it gained promotion to the First Provincial League.

For the 1994/95 season, FMP made it to the Second Federal League in FR Yugoslavia, the second highest level of competition in the country. In a memorable season they won top spot with only four league losses, winning promotion to the top Yugoslav league.

KK FMP logo 1991–2003, 2005–2011

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Železnik began the 1995–96 season competing against the likes of KK Crvena zvezda, KK Vojvodina, KK Beobanka, KK Bobanik, KK Lovćen, KK Mladost and KK Gorštak in the country's highest level of basketball competition. Showing maturity beyond their years, the club finished the regular season in third place thus gaining entry into Yugoslav Basketball League where they managed to avoid relegation, finishing in ninth place.


FMP play final of the 2011 Radivoj Korać Cup against Partizan. FMP loss the final 73–77.In the next few years,FMP has not much success in domestic competititons.

In August 2011 the club has reached an agreement with KK Crvena zvezda after which the FMP in next 5 years (during which the consolidated financial Crvena zvezda) use the name, emblem and colors of Crvena zvezda, and will continue to continue where is FMP at that moment stopped.[1] The agreement stipulates that all results will be within the specified period by FMP achieved (including trophies) will be attributed to the Red Star. After this period, the contract stipulates that Crvena zvezda continue where the FMP under her name left off.

In July 2015 Crvena zvezda is financially consolidate, so it was agreed that the application of provisions of contracts a year before it is stipulated by the contract. In the meantime, the KK Radnički Basket changed its name to KK FMP with headquarters at the address where the "original" FMP, whose use of color and partially modified coat of arms, "the original" FMP has changed its name to KK ILR, but outside clubs competition.[2]

Names of the club through history[edit]

Year Club (settlement)
1975–1986 KK ILR Železnik (Belgrade)
1986–1991 club disbanded
1991–2003 KK FMP Železnik (Belgrade)
2003–2005 KK Reflex (Belgrade)
2005–2011 KK FMP (Belgrade)


KK Reflex logo 2003–2005


Serbia and Montenegro League

  • Runners-up (3) – 1997, 1998, 2003

Serbia and Montenegro Cup

  • Winners (1) – 1997

Radivoj Korać Cup

  • Winners (3) – 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Runners-up (3) – 2004, 2010, 2011


Adriatic League


Notable players[edit]

Players on the NBA Draft[edit]

# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs
Position Player Year Round Pick Drafted by
PF Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Radmanović 2001 1st round 12th Seattle SuperSonics
SG Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladen Šekularac# 2002 2nd round 55th Dallas Mavericks
C Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mile Ilić 2005 2nd round 43rd New Jersey Nets

Coaching history[edit]

Vlada Vukoičić led the club to its biggest success, winning the Adriatic League in 2006.


  1. ^ "FMP postaje Crvena zvezda". B92.net (in Serbian). 12 August 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Zvezda preimenovana u Ivo Lola Ribar". sportskacentrala.com (in Serbian). 11 July 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 

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