|Full name||Nathan John Elder|
|Date of birth||5 April 1985|
|Place of birth||Hornchurch, London, England|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Current club||Dover Athletic|
|2007–2008||Brighton & Hove Albion||22||(2)|
|2010||→ AFC Wimbledon (loan)||18||(3)|
|2011–2012||Hayes & Yeading United||6||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Hereford United (loan)||14||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:14, 21 April 2013 (UTC). † Appearances (Goals).|
Elder joined Brighton on 1 January 2007, after 'the Seagulls' paid his former club Billericay Town a small transfer fee, believed to be £10,000, after being impressed with his talent during a match for Isthmian League Billericay against non-league rivals Worthing.
At Brighton, Elder found first-team opportunities under Dean Wilkins very difficult. During his time there he only started three games, two in the league and one in the Football League Trophy, scoring just twice for the club in total. On 31 January 2008 Elder joined Brentford for £35,000.
On 3 August 2009 he signed for Shrewsbury Town on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. However Elder was then transfer listed on 9 November 2009, with manager Paul Simpson unhappy with a performance in the 1–0 FA Cup loss at home to non-league Staines Town.
On 15 January 2010 Elder joined Blue Square Premier club AFC Wimbledon on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season. The day after he signed, Elder scored his debut goal in AFC Wimbledon's 2–0 home win against Mansfield Town and picked up the man of the match award. He made a total of 18 appearances for the Dons and scored 3 goals. Shortly before he was due to return to Shrewsbury, Elder picked up an injury in a game at Tamworth. It was later discovered that he had suffered a tear of his anterior cruciate ligament and would be out for at least 6 months. It was announced on 24 June 2011 that he was to be released.
After being released by Shrewsbury, Elder was signed by Conference National side Hayes & Yeading United. On 30 September Elder signed on a month long loan deal with League Two side Hereford United before permanently signing on 6 January 2012. His first goal for the club was a glancing header in the 66th minute against Barnet, this would effectively be the winner as Hereford won the match 1–0.
On 17 June 2013, Elder was signed by Dover Athletic on a free transfer.
- "Mansfield 2–3 Brentford". BBC Sport. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
- "Elder Signs". Shrewsbury Town F.C. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
- "Nathan joins the Dons". AFC Wimbledon. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
- "AFC Wimbledon 2–0 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
- "Update". Shrewsbury Town F.C. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "Ebbsfleet United sign Striker Nathan Elder". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 July 2012.