Alberto Gilardino misses an absolute sitter for Guangzhou Evergrande v Henan Jianye

Fernando Torres might be king of missing sitters but Alberto Gilardino has staked his claim for the throne with this awful miss.

The former Italy international scuffed this opportunity for new club Guangzhou Evergrande against Henan Jianye.

Gilardino missed the perfect chance to get off the mark for the Chinese side but ballooned a shot after being put through with nobody but the keeper to beat.

Luckily, his blushes were spared and Guangzhou went on to win the match 1-0.

You can watch the embarrassing fluff in the video above.