Pidgeley was on the fringes of Chelsea's first team while Gallas was playing regularly for the Blues.
But the then youngster slid down the leagues with Millwall, Woking, Bradford City, Exeter City and Newport County - among others - as his French colleague moved to Arsenal, Tottenham and Perth Glory.
Posting on Twitter on Tuesday evening, Pidgeley took aim at another of his former teammates, Mark Bosnich.
"There’s 5 players during my career that i Iook back on and think what a ***** and he’s (Bosnich) miles ahead in 1st", he wrote.
I was just 17 and weighted about 12 stone, he grabbed me round the neck and pinned me against the wall cos hes boots wasnt spotless!!!— Lenny Pidgeley (@pidge40) October 8, 2019
What would you call him?
Asked to name the other four, Pidgeley replied:
Gallas no.2 rest ain’t worth a carrot— Lenny Pidgeley (@pidge40) October 8, 2019
Shock he went to play for spurs as well properly ***** piece
— Lenny Pidgeley (@pidge40) October 8, 2019
3 years training can’t remember him talking to me, apart from shouted and moaning at me. Done my confidence lots of good as a young lad with the first team, cheers willie.— Lenny Pidgeley (@pidge40) October 8, 2019
Gallas, who moved to Tottenham at the end of his contract with Arsenal, played 78 times for Spurs under Harry Redknapp and another former Chelsea employee, Andre Villas-Boas.
He left Spurs in 2013 and retired the following year, at the age of 37.
Now 35, Pidgeley hung up his gloves in 2018 after a spell at Farnborough.
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