Descarga as a Legia player
|Full name||Iñaki Descarga Retegui|
|Date of birth||25 August 1976|
|Place of birth||Irun, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After an insignificant stint with CA Osasuna in the second division and a season with neighbours SD Eibar in the same category, Descarga played eight years with Levante UD, where he would be one of the club's most influential players as well as team captain, helping it achieve two promotions to La Liga. His first match in the competition came on 13 November 2004 in a 0–1 away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña, with the Valencian Community side being relegated on the last matchday.
Following Levante's severe financial crisis during 2007–08, Descarga was one of many players who would leave, joining Legia Warsaw in August 2008 and sharing teams with former Osasuna teammate Iñaki Astiz. He made his Ekstraklasa debut in a game against Arka Gdynia (2–2) but, after just 13 minutes on the pitch, he tore his hamstring and never played for the club again, leaving at the end of the campaign.
In July 2009, Descarga signed with his first club Real Unión of Irun, freshly promoted to the second level. On 20 June 2010, as the club was immediately relegated back, he helped seal its fate, netting in his own net in a 0–2 home loss against neighbours Real Sociedad (last matchday).
After not being able to help Unión return to division two, Descarga retired in June 2011 at the age of 35.
On 3 December 2008, Spanish regional TV channel Popular TV del Mediterráneo released a recording of a telephone conversation between Levante's president, Julio Romero, and club defender Descarga, in which the latter admitted that a certain number of his teammates had accepted a bribe to lose a 17 June 2007 match against Athletic Bilbao. The Basque team won 2–0 and Celta de Vigo was instead relegated.
- "Legia Warszawa – Arka Gdynia" [Legia Warsaw – Arka Gdynia] (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
- "El Hércules vuelve a Primera y condena al Real Unión" [Hércules returns to Primera and condemns Real Unión]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 June 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
- "Presunto amaño en el Athletic-Levante de hace dos temporadas" [Alleged match-fixing in Athletic-Levante two seasons ago]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 December 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2013.