|History||KK ILR Železnik, Belgrade
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
|Team colors||Red and White
|Championships||2 ABA League
4 National Cups
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.
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.
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. 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.
Names of the club through history
|1975–1986||KK ILR Železnik (Belgrade)|
|1991–2003||KK FMP Železnik (Belgrade)|
|2003–2005||KK Reflex (Belgrade)|
|2005–2011||KK FMP (Belgrade)|
- Runners-up (3) – 1997, 1998, 2003
- Winners (1) – 1997
- Winners (3) – 2003, 2005, 2007
- Runners-up (3) – 2004, 2010, 2011
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|PF||Vladimir Radmanović||2001||1st round||12th||Seattle SuperSonics|
|SG||Mladen Šekularac#||2002||2nd round||55th||Dallas Mavericks|
|C||Mile Ilić||2005||2nd round||43rd||New Jersey Nets|
- Momir Milatović
- Miodrag Baletić (2001 - 2002)
- Aco Petrović (February 22, 2011 - June 10, 2011)
- Boško Đokić (March 19, 2010 - February 22, 2011)
- Vlade Đurović (October 28, 2009 - March 17, 2010)
- Slobodan Klipa (July 2009 - October 28, 2009)
- Milovan Stepandić (Dec. 10, 2008 - May 10, 2009)
- Slobodan Klipa
- Vlada Vukoičić (2005 - January, 2008)
- Boško Đokić
- Vlade Đurović
- Aco Petrović (1998–2003)
- Milan Gurović