Qu Shengqing
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-06-05) June 5, 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Liaoning FC 82 (24)
2001–2006 Shanghai Shenhua 76 (38)
2004–2006Adelaide United (loan) 21 (7)
2006Nanjing Yoyo (loan) 10 (1)
2006–2007 Adelaide United 7 (1)
2009 Shenyang Dongjin 0 (0)
Total 196 (71)
National team
1999–2003 China 13 (5)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Guangzhou F.C. Reserve team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 4, 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 4, 2011

Qu Shengqing (Chinese: 曲圣卿; Pinyin: Qū Shèngqīng born June 5, 1975) is a Chinese football coach and former international player. As a player he represented Liaoning FC where he won the Golden Boot in the 1999 league season before joining Shanghai Shenhua. He would also move abroad to A-League side Adelaide United before returning to China to end his career with lower sides Nanjing Yoyo and Shenyang Dongjin. Since retiring he has moved into coaching where he is the current manager of the Guangzhou F.C. Reserve team.


Born in Shenyang, China, Qu's first team football club was Liaoning FC. He soon excelled at the club and became one of the top strikers in China. Qu was the top goal scorer in the Chinese league in 1999 with 17 goals. Along with being top scorer Qu was also voted "Mr Soccer of China" for 1999, the award for the top player of the year. Qu joined Shanghai Shenhua in 2000 and scored a total of 38 goals for the club during his fours years there, which included him winning the 2003 league title. Unfortunately in 2013 the Chinese Football Association would revoke the league title after it was discovered the Shenhua General manager Lou Shifang had bribed officials to be bias to Shenhua in games that season.[1][2]

After a successful trial with Adelaide United in February 2005, Qu was quickly signed by the club in April of the same year.[3] He scored his first goal in the A-League on September 18, 2005 in a 2–1 victory over Perth Glory. Qu soon established himself as a top striker in the A-League. He finished the season with seven goals in 17 appearances for the club.

Qu went back to China after the season was over citing he and his family were homesick. He signed with Nanjing Yoyo of the Chinese Jia League in March 2006. After just 4 months in China and a string of poor performances, Qu signed with Adelaide United once again.

In December 2006, Qu's status as Adelaide United's marquee player came into doubt as his ankle injury ruled him out for the rest of the 2006–2007 season, plus the Asian Champions League (which United qualified for on the back of its 2005-06 A-League season minor premiership). With clubs unable to sign players on guest signings for the Champions League, United faced a front-line strike problem as highlighted in the Adelaide Advertiser on 18 December 2006.[4] In April 2007, Qu returned to Shanghai after Adelaide United declined to renew his contract for the 2007-08 A-League season,[5] although he indicated he hoped to stay in contact with the club, and apply for permanent residency in Australia.[6]



Shanghai Shenhua

Adelaide United


See also


  1. ^ "Details of soccer referee investigation released to public". chinadaily.com.cn. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  2. ^ "China Strips Shenhua of 2003 League Title, Bans 33 People for Life". english.cri.cn. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  3. ^ Eastern promise arrives right on Qu, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 15, 2005.
  4. ^ Lato, Daniel (2006-12-18). "No Done Deal for Romario". Adelaide Advertiser. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
  5. ^ Adelaide United releases Chinese striker, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2007.
  6. ^ Qu departs Adelaide[permanent dead link], The World Game (SBS), 13 April 2007.