Qu Bo started his football career playing for the Tianjin Locomotive youth team where he was spotted by and then transferred to top tier side Qingdao in 2000 for 4.3 million yuan. He would quickly establish himself as an exciting young player and go on to play in seventeen league games while scoring eight goals, which would enough to personally win the Chinese Football Association Young Player of the Year award at the end of the 2000 league season. Qu Bo would continue to be a vital member of the team and after playing in the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he would draw considerable interest from English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur where he had a month-long stint with them before leaving due to a lack of a work permit. On his return to Qingdao, Qu Bo would show his importance to the team by helping the team win the clubs first ever Chinese FA Cup at the end of the 2002 league season. On February 22, 2010,he transferred to Shaanxi Chanba.